Extravaganza definition

ĭk-străvə-gănzə
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A spectacular, elaborate theatrical production, as some musicals.
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A literary, musical, or dramatic fantasy characterized by a loose structure and farce.
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(music) A composition marked by freedom and diversity of form, often with burlesque elements and satirical or parodic intent.
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An elaborate, spectacular entertainment or display.
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The definition of an extravaganza is an elaborate party, festival or artistic fantasy.

An example of an extravaganza is a huge circus.

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An event or display (dramatic, musical, etc.) of fantastic or chaotic behaviour or conduct.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
extravaganza
Plural:
extravaganzas, extravaganze

Origin of extravaganza

  • Italian estravaganza extravagance from estravagante extravagant from Medieval Latin extrāvagāns extrāvagant- present participle of extrāvagārī to wander extravagant

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

  • from Italian (e)stravaganza by similarity to extravagant

    From Wiktionary