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Meaning of CARNIVAL

Pronunciation:  'kârnuvul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a festival marked by merrymaking and processions
  2. [n]  a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
  3. [n]  a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a circus or carnival; "it was so funny it was a circus"; "the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere"

CARNIVAL is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: circus, fair, funfair
 See Also: disturbance, Fat Tuesday, festival, fete, Mardi Gras, midway, show



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Car"ni*val\, n. [It. carnevale, prob. for older
carnelevale, prop., the putting away of meat; fr. L. caro,
carnis, flesh + levare to take away, lift up, fr. levis
1. 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.

         The carnival at Venice is everywhere talked of.

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

         He saw the lean dogs beneath the wall Hold o'er the
         dead their carnival                   --Byron.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are at the carnival, represents falsehoods and deception. If you observe freakish sights, then it means that there is a lack of harmony in your domestic life. Much sorrow will arise in what were thought to be pleasant times. Dreaming that you are on a carnival ride, suggests that you are going in circles. It may also symbolize cheap thrills. Dreaming that you run away with the carnival means that you will be involved in or closely connected to the entertainment field.
Thesaurus Terms
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