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circus

noun uk   /ˈsɜː.kəs/ us    /ˈsɝː-/

circus noun (ENTERTAINMENT)

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 around, in which a circus performs). The children loved being taken to the circus.
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circus noun (ATTENTION)

[S] disapproving a lot of activity and interest caused by an event or situation: the media circus surrounding the case

circus noun (ROAD)

[C] UK an open circular area where several roads join: Piccadilly Circus Oxford Circus
Translations of “circus”
in Korean 서커스 곡예단…
in Arabic سيرك…
in French cirque, rond-point…
in Turkish sirk…
in Italian circo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 娛樂, 馬戲團, 馬戲演員…
in Russian цирк…
in Polish cyrk…
in Spanish circo, glorieta…
in Portuguese circo…
in German der Zirkus, runder Platz mit Straßenkreuzung…
in Catalan circ…
in Japanese サーカス…
in Chinese (Simplified) 娱乐, 马戏团, 马戏演员…
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