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English definition of “circus”

circus

noun [C]  /ˈsɜr·kəs/ us  
a group of traveling entertainers including acrobats, clowns, and trained animals, or a performance by such a group, often in a tent: He quit school in the eighth grade to join the circus. We saw the circus set up in a tent in the middle of the city. A circus is also something noisy and confused: The media circus covering the trial took over the courthouse steps.
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