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car·ni·val

carnival

 
pronunciation:
kar n vl
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part of speech: noun
definition: a fair that travels from place to place and offers rides, games, and shows.
 
similar words:
circus, fair, festival, sideshow
Word History
Carnival comes from Latin and means "to stop eating meat." In the 1500s, "carnival" time was the last three days before the Christian season of Lent. It was the last chance to eat meat until Easter.
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