HyperDic: carnival

English > 3 senses of the word carnival:
NOUNactcarnivala festival marked by merrymaking and processions
actcarnival, circusa frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment
actcarnival, fair, funfaira traveling show
carnival > pronunciation
Soundskaa'rnahvahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > carnival: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA festival marked by merrymaking and processions.
NarrowerMardi Gras, Fat TuesdayA carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday (the last day before Lent) but especially in New Orleans
Broaderfestival, feteAn organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place)
Spanishcarnaval
Catalancarnaval, carnestoltes
English > carnival: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment.
Example "the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere"
Synonymcircus
BroaderdisturbanceThe act of disturbing something or someone
English > carnival: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc..
Synonymsfair, funfair
PartsmidwayThe place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located
BroadershowThe act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
Spanishferia
Catalanfira

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