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English definition of “sideshow”

sideshow

noun [C]     /ˈsaɪd.ʃəʊ/ US  /-ʃoʊ/
a small show or event in addition to the main entertainment: Carol won a large soft toy at a sideshow at the fair.Carnival, fairground and circusSpectacles and performances 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 main event.Of little or less importance
(Definition of sideshow noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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