extravaganza


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ex·trav·a·gan·za

 (ĭk-străv′ə-găn′zə)
n.
1. An elaborate, spectacular entertainment or display: "Washington is an extravaganza of great buildings, greenery, and monuments" (Larry Griffin).
2. Music A composition marked by freedom and diversity of form, often with burlesque elements and satirical or parodic intent.

[Italian estravaganza, extravagance, from estravagante, extravagant, from Medieval Latin extrāvagāns, extrāvagant-, present participle of extrāvagārī, to wander; see extravagant.]

extravaganza

(ɪkˌstrævəˈɡænzə)
n
1. (Theatre) an elaborately staged and costumed light entertainment
2. any lavish or fanciful display, literary or other composition, etc
[C18: from Italian: extravagance]

ex•trav•a•gan•za

(ɪkˌstræv əˈgæn zə)

n., pl. -zas.
1. a production or entertainment, as a comic opera or musical comedy, with elaborate staging, costuming, and sensational effects.
2. any lavish or opulent show or event.
[1745–55; alter. of Italian (e)stravaganza extravagance]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.extravaganza - any lavishly staged or spectacular entertainment
entertainment, amusement - an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention

extravaganza

noun spectacular, show, spectacle, display, pageant, flight of fancy an all-night musical extravaganza
Translations

extravaganza

[eksˌtrævəˈgænzə] N (= show) → gran espectáculo m; (= film) → película f espectacular; (= building) → espectáculo m arquitectónico

extravaganza

[ɪkˌstrævəˈgænzə] n (= spectacular) → spectacle m somptueux

extravaganza

nfantastische Dichtung or (Mus) → Komposition; (= show)Ausstattungsstück nt

extravaganza

[ɪkˌstrævəˈgænzə] nrappresentazione f spettacolare
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