Associations to the word «Carnival»

Pictures for the word «Carnival»


CARNIVAL, noun. A festive occasion marked by parades and sometimes special foods and other entertainment.
CARNIVAL, noun. (US English) a traveling amusement park, called a funfair in UK English.
CARNIVAL, proper noun. The season just before the beginning of the Roman Catholic season of Lent, when New Orleans has its Mardi Gras carnival.
CARNIVAL GLASS, noun. A type of glassware dating from the early 20th century, notable for lustrous colors.

Dictionary definition

CARNIVAL, noun. A festival marked by merrymaking and processions.
CARNIVAL, noun. A frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment; "it was so funny it was a circus"; "the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere".
CARNIVAL, noun. A traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc..

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