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English definition of “circus”

circus

noun [C]    /ˈsɜr·kəs/
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 .
(Definition of circus noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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