sideshow Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"sideshow" in British English

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sideshownoun [C]

uk   /ˈsaɪd.ʃəʊ/  us   /-ʃoʊ/
a ​small show or ​event in ​addition to the ​mainentertainment: Carol ​won a ​largesofttoy at a sideshow at the ​fair. an ​event or ​subject that is ​connected to another ​event or ​subject but is ​considered to be much less ​important: The ​media still ​regards women's ​sport as a sideshow to the ​mainevent.
(Definition of sideshow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sideshownoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɑɪdˌʃoʊ/
a ​small show in ​addition to the ​main one, esp. at a circus (= ​travelingentertainment)
(Definition of sideshow from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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