carnival definition

  • noun:
    • the time scale of merrymaking and feasting celebrated prior to Lent.
    • A traveling entertainment tv show typically including trips, games, and sideshows.
    • A festival or revel: wintertime carnival.
    • A festive celebration marked by parades and often unique meals and other activity
    • A festival celebrated with merriment and revelry in Roman Gatholic nations during week before Lent, esp. at Rome and Naples, during a few days (three to ten) before Lent, closing with Shrove Tuesday.
    • Any merrymaking, feasting, or masquerading, especially when overstepping the bounds of decorum; a time of riotous extra.
    • The feast or period of rejoicing before Lent, observed in Roman Catholic countries with public merriment and revelry, feasts, balls, operas, concerts, etc.
    • Figuratively, feasting or revelry as a whole.
    • a frenetic disorganized (and sometimes comic) disruption suggestive of a sizable public enjoyment
    • a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of ability etc.
    • a festival noticeable by merrymaking and processions

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