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Definition 1: a festival marked by merrymaking and processions - [noun denoting act]

(carnival is a kind of ...) an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place)

"a drama festival"

(... is a kind of carnival ) a carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday (the last day before Lent) but especially in New Orleans

Definition 2: a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc. - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for carnival in the sense of this definition

(carnival is a kind of ...) the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining

"a remarkable show of skill"

(carnival is a part of ...) the place at a fair or carnival where sideshows and similar amusements are located

Definition 3: a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment - [noun denoting act]

Samples where carnival or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was so funny it was a circus
  • the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere

Synonyms for carnival in the sense of this definition

(carnival is a kind of ...) the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion

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