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Noun: carnival  kaa(r)-nu-vul
  1. A festival marked by merrymaking and processions
     
  2. A frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment
    "the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere";
    - circus
     
  3. A travelling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    - fair, funfair [Brit], carny [N. Amer]

Derived forms: carnivals

Type of: disturbance, festival, fete, fĂȘte, show

Encyclopedia: Carnival