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side·show

 (sīd′shō′)
n.
1. A small show offered in addition to the main attraction, as at a circus.
2. A diversion or spectacle that is incidental to a larger set of circumstances or a bigger issue of concern.

sideshow

(ˈsaɪdˌʃəʊ)
n
1. (Theatre) a small show or entertainment offered in conjunction with a larger attraction, as at a circus or fair
2. a subordinate event or incident

side•show

(ˈsaɪdˌʃoʊ)

n.
1. a minor show or exhibition in connection with a principal one, as at a circus.
2. any subordinate event or spectacle.
[1840–50, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sideshow - a subordinate incident of little importance relative to the main event; "instruction is not an educational sideshow"
incident - a single distinct event
2.sideshow - a minor show that is part of a larger one (as at the circus)
show - the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill"
Translations

sideshow

[ˈsaɪdʃəʊ] N (at fair) → atracción f secundaria

sideshow

[ˈsaɪdˌʃəʊ] n (at fair) → attrazione f
References in classic literature ?
He scoffed at them as adventures, mountebanks, sideshow riffraff, dime museum freaks; he assailed their showy titles with measureless derision; he said they were back-alley barbers disguised as nobilities, peanut peddlers masquerading as gentlemen, organ-grinders bereft of their brother monkey.
Their products are officially distributed by Sideshow Collectibles.
But Irish hooker Best said: "Everything apart from the rugby is a sideshow we don't want to get involved in.
Everything else apart from the rugby is a sideshow that we don't want to get involved in.
com)-- Sideshow Network is to premiere 2 new dating & relationship shows in August in addition to the recent launch of The Love & Sex Report with Patti Stanger.
This is a criminal investigation and we do not need this sideshow.
Getting absorbed in the sideshow doesn't help me get my head in the right place to play rugby.
In a career that spans 70 years, and still counting, Ward has earned the title of King of the Sideshow.
The circus sideshow revue Hellzapoppin does all of this, with an industrial music soundtrack and "the world's worst circus dog.
Sometimes it is a little bit of a sideshow we can do without.
Crowds will be entertained by musicians such as Spark, The LED Drummers, Cornalusa and Cigo; stilt-walkers The Dapper Chaps; the Sarakasi Acrobats; and entertainers Sideshow Stevie and Art Prometheus, among others.
Licensing partners already are sold on Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," with Hasbro and Sideshow Collectibles among the notable companies already onboard to create merchandise around the the space-set superhero actioner.