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(kärnə·və1) noun
1. A period of festival and gaiety immediately preceding Lent, observed in Roman Catholic countries and in some cities in the United States, especially by the Latin peoples. It commonly lasts from three days to a week, Shrove Tuesday being the conclusion, and is marked by street revelry, masking, pageants, and the like.
2. Any gay festival, wild revel, or masquerade.
3. Riotous sport and confusion.
4. A traveling amusement show, with merry–go–round, ferris wheel, side shows, etc. [<Ital. carnivale <Med. L carnelevarium <L caro, carnis flesh + levare remove]

Most often used phrases:

winter carnival
carnival cruise
carnival rides
carnival season
hill carnival
carnival corporation
carnival parade
annual carnival
carnival games
dark carnival
traveling carnival
carnival ride
carnival celebrations
racing carnival
carnival held

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