Carnival meaning

kärnə-vəl
An organized program of festivities, contests, etc.

A winter sports carnival.

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A festive occasion marked by parades and sometimes special foods and other entertainment.

We all got to ride the merry-go-round when the brought their carnival to town.

When the carnival came to town, every one wanted some cotton candy.

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(US English) A traveling amusement park, called a funfair in UK English.
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The season just before the beginning of the Roman Catholic season of Lent, when New Orleans has its Mardi Gras carnival.
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A traveling commercial entertainment with sideshows, rides, games, etc.
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The definition of carnival is the time before Lent when people celebrate with parties and large meals.

An example of carnival is Mardi Gras.

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A carnival is defined as a group of traveling performers, sideshow attractions and rides.

An example of a carnival is a traveling amusement park.

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The period of merrymaking and feasting celebrated just before Lent.
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A traveling amusement show usually including rides, games, and sideshows.
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A festival or revel.

Winter carnival.

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The period of feasting and revelry just before Lent.
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Origin of carnival

  • Italian carnevale from Old Italian carnelevare Shrovetide carne meat (from Latin carō carn- sker-1 in Indo-European roots) levare to remove (from Latin levāre to raise legwh- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French carnaval, from Italian carnevale, from the Latin phrase carnem levāre, to put away meat

    From Wiktionary

  • From carnival

    From Wiktionary