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Carnival - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Carnival' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Carnival [ 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.
- Any merrymaking, feasting, or masquerading, especially when overstepping the bounds of decorum; a time of riotous excess.

Meaning of 'Carnival' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . carnival [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment
Example in sentence:
  • it was so funny it was a circus;
  • the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere