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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.
Magaya termed Muluka's position as 'useless sideshows and gossip' and that NASA is focussed on having their leaders sworn in.
But it was the sideshows which were most closely linked with the flavours of the old-time fairs.
He has owned and operated sideshows, illusion shows, animal shows and magic shows that have thrilled audiences for generations.
Back in 1932, in his cult-classic film "Freaks,'' director Tod Browning unveiled something that was, on the surface, patently obvious: Circus sideshows are ridiculously creepy.
A NUMBER of sideshows have been organised to entertain spectators at this year's Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix.
Wolfit's line from "Lawrence of Arabia" can be taken together with Lipton's memo to illustrate what, in my view, has been the underlying theme in corporate governance for at least the last 20 years--though to some extent it has been obscured by a long progression of sideshows and sideshows of sideshows.
I would love anyone from or who visited Rhyl and remembered the original Butterfly Girl attraction - or any of the other Gresham sideshows for that matter - to get in touch with me with any memories or photos they have.
Last week, Thor announced rides, sideshows and four tents dedicated to a festival market place.
THE Lamplight Arts Centre, in Stanley, is inviting Culture Club members to delve into the bizarre world of a notorious tap-dancing vicar and his disastrous carnival sideshows.
Sideshows were better than ever and the soggy grass didn't dampen the spirits of the great Kings Heath public.
Philip Booth (left) and Malcolm Parkinson on one of the sideshows