1. often Carnival The period of merrymaking and feasting celebrated just before Lent.
2. A traveling amusement show usually including rides, games, and sideshows.
3. A festival or revel: winter carnival.
a. a festive occasion or period marked by merrymaking, processions, etc: esp in some Roman Catholic countries, the period just before Lent
b. (as modifier): a carnival atmosphere.
2. a travelling fair having merry-go-rounds, etc
3. a show or display arranged as an amusement
4. Austral a sports meeting
[C16: from Italian carnevale, from Old Italian carnelevare a removing of meat (referring to the Lenten fast)]
car•ni•val (ˈkɑr nə vəl)
1. a traveling amusement show having sideshows and rides.
2. a festival: a winter carnival of sports and games.
3. the season immediately preceding Lent, often observed with merrymaking.
[1540–50; < Italian carnevale, early Italian carnelevare taking meat away =carne flesh + levare < Latin levāre to lift]
In British English, a fair is an event held in a park or field at which people pay to ride on various machines for amusement or try to win prizes in games.
...all the fun of the fair, with dodgem cars, stalls, candy floss and children's rides.
In American English, an event like this is called a carnival.
It reminds me of when the carnival came to Hudson Falls, N.Y., when I was a boy.
In British English, a carnival is an outdoor public festival which is held every year in a particular place. During a carnival, music is played and people sometimes dance in the streets.
The Notting Hill Carnival in August is the largest street festival in Europe.
|Noun||1.||carnival - a festival marked by merrymaking and processions|festival
- an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place); "a drama festival"
, Mardi Gras
- a carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday (the last day before Lent) but especially in New Orleans
|2.||carnival - a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment; "it was so funny it was a circus"; "the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere"|disturbance
- the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
|3.||carnival - a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.|show
- the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill"
- the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located
noun 1. festival, fair, fête, celebration, gala, jubilee, jamboree, Mardi Gras, revelry, merrymaking, fiesta, holiday The town is best known for its carnivals with masked balls and firework processions. 2. funfair circus a carnival with rides and games
carnival [ˈkɑːnɪv/əl] n
) → carnevale m
) → luna park m inv
carnival (ˈkaːnivəl) noun
a public entertainment, often involving processions of people in fancy dress etc
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