Mardi Gras Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"Mardi Gras" in British English

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Mardi Grasnoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˌmɑː.diˈɡrɑː/  us   /ˌmɑːr-/
the ​day before the ​beginning of Lent , ​celebrated in some ​countries with a lot of ​music, ​colourful costumes, and ​dancing in the ​streets
(Definition of Mardi Gras from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Mardi Gras" in American English

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Mardi Grasnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈmɑrd·iˌɡrɑ, -ˌɡrɔ/
the last ​day before ​Lent, or the ​largepubliccelebration on this ​day: In New Orleans, Mardi Gras ​marks the end of a ​carnivalperiod.
(Definition of Mardi Gras from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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