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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.
"The sideshow that goes with it (the game) is a big thing," said Wilkin (pictured right).
AN OFFICIAL at a troubled regeneration scheme has sparked anger after describing a row over its management as "tedious" and a "sideshow".
There's a lot to distract the senses in the Inter-Dimensional Vaudevillians' Cosmic Sideshow, and really, either the madcap, bizarre creature creations of Big Nazo or the bawdy boundary pushing of Worcester's own burlesque troupe, the Wortown Bombshells, would be enough to make the event noteworthy, but throwing in the famed Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band pushes the show over the top in a big way.
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.
LIVERPOOL managing director Ian Ayre has called Wigan chairman Dave Whelan a "comedian" and claims he conducted a "sideshow" during their recent search for a new manager.
Let's just hope the baby doesn't have Vincent's Sideshow Bob hair.
HEARTS manager Jim Jefferies is determined to prevent Craig Thomson's situation becoming a "sideshow" that affects the rest of his team.
And Eck blasted suggestions of a fall-out with Peter Pannu over either money or the Jose Mourinho jibe as a 'sideshow'.
North Wales Fire Service officers volunteered for a sideshow attraction in which visitors could pay for the privilege of dunking water on a fireman - provided they hit a target with a ball.
"If circus sideshow freaks are more mainstream than Jews, Shmaltz is going mainstream," said owner Jeremy Cowan.
SON OF A GUN Richard Harries from The Arizona Rangers' sideshow