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carnival

noun uk   /ˈkɑː.nɪ.vəl/ us    /ˈkɑːr-/
B2 [C or U] (a special occasion or period of) public enjoyment and entertainment involving wearing unusual clothes, dancing, and eating and drinking, usually held in the roads of a city: There's a real carnival atmosphere in the streets.Carnival, fairground and circus [C] US for funfair and fete nounCarnival, fairground and circus
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