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circus

noun (ENTERTAINMENT)    /ˈsɜː.kəs/ US  /ˈsɝː-/
B1 [C or S] a group of travelling performers including acrobats (= people skilled in difficult physical movements) or those who work with trained animals, or a performance by such people usually in a large tent: She ran away to join the circus. The horses trotted into the circus ring (= the large circle, with seats all round, in which a circus performs). The children loved being taken to the circus.Carnival, fairground and circus
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