carnival

  1. a festival marked by merrymaking and processions
  2. a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.

Carnival

Carnival (see other spellings and names) is a festive season which occurs immediately before Lent; the main events are usually during February. Carnival typically involves a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus, mask and public street party. People often dress up or masquerade during the celebrations, which mark an over...
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carnival

[n] - a traveling show 2. [n] - a festival marked by merrymaking and processions
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Carnival

• (n.) Any merrymaking, feasting, or masquerading, especially when overstepping the bounds of decorum; a time of riotous excess. • (n.) A festival celebrated with merriment and revelry in Roman Gatholic countries during the week before Lent, esp. at Rome and Naples, during a few days (three to ten) before Lent, ending with Shrove Tuesday....
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carnival

noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
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carnival

noun a festival marked by merrymaking and processions
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Carnival

[Bottom] ==Synopsis== The episode opens with Richie and Eddie sitting in `The best seats for the annual Hammersmith riot` (which is watching from out of their own lounge window). While admiring the ongoing violence taking place during what is supposed to be a carnival parade, Richie and Eddie decide to do some looting `When Currys blows`, w...
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Carnival

[Natalie Merchant song] The single was released to U.S. airwaves in the summer of 1995 and went straight to the number 10 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The single received a radio edit cutting the song down from the six-minute LP version. In the lyrics, the protagonist compares the many colorful sights and sounds of day-to-day life in New ...
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Carnival

[video game] Carnival is a fixed shooter arcade game created by Sega in {vgy|1980}. It has the distinction of being the first video game with a bonus round. == Gameplay == The goal of the game is to shoot at targets, while carefully avoiding running out of bullets. Three rows of targets scroll across the screen in alternating directions; th...
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Carnival

Car'niĀ·val noun [ Italian carnevale , probably for older carnelevale , prop., the putting away of meat; from Latin caro , carnis , flesh + levare to take away, lift up, from levis light.] 1. A festival celebrated with merriment and revelry in Roman G...
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carnival

a frenetic disturbance suggestive of a public entertainment
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carnival

a traveling entertainment combining the features of both circus and amusement park. Developing out of the same roots as the early 19th-century ...
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carnival

carnival Etymology: From Middle Latin, carne, vale, 'O flesh, farewell!' through Italian, carnevale, and French, carnaval. Related 'meat, flesh' word units: creo-, kreo-; sarco-.
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Carnival

Carnival is traditionally the feast or season of rejoicing before Lent, observed in Catholic countries with much revelry and merriment. The name comes from Low Latin carnelevamen for carnis levamen, solace of the flesh or body, feasting permitted in anticipation of any fast. Carnival observances declined greatly by 1900, but in some of the cities o...
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carnival

carnival, communal celebration, especially the religious celebration in Catholic countries that takes place just before Lent. Since early times carnivals have been accompanied by parades, masquerades, pageants, and other forms of revelry that had their origins in pre-Christian pagan rites, particula...
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Carnival

In its general and universal sense, carnival is the great festival of life, the renewal of life in the spring and is a cultural religious celebration in many civilizations. Such festivities were naturally expressed in dance, music, masquerades, and erotic revelry. Latter-day forms were considerably tempered by the Catholic Church, a day or period w...
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carnival

the merrymaking and festivity that takes place in many Roman Catholic countries in the last days and hours before the Lenten season. The derivation ... [10 related articles]
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