carnival Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "carnival" - English Dictionary

See all translations

carnivalnoun

uk   /ˈkɑː.nɪ.vəl/  us   /ˈkɑːr-/
B2 [C or U] (a special occasion or period of) public enjoyment and entertainment involving wearing unusual clothes, dancing, and eating and drinking, usually held in the streets of a city: a Caribbean carnival There's a real carnival atmosphere in the streets. [C] US (UK funfair) a place of outside entertainment where there are machines for riding on and games that can be played for prizes [C] US (UK fete) a public event, often held outside, where you can take part in competitions and buy small things and food, often organized to collect money for a particular purpose
(Definition of carnival from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of carnival?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “carnival” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
sprint

a short and very fast race, such as the 100 metres, or the last part of a longer race that is run as fast as possible

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More