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English definition of “carnival”

carnival

noun     /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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