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Definition of carnival:

  1. A festival celebrated with merriment and revelry in Roman Gatholic countries during the week before Lent, esp. at Rome and Naples, during a few days ( three to ten) before Lent, ending with Shrove Tuesday.
  2. Any merrymaking, feasting, or masquerading, especially when overstepping the bounds of decorum; a time of riotous excess.


feast, holiday, funfair, wassail, celebration, frolic, genus Circus, Mardi Gras, fair, sideshow, amusement park, fete, pleasure ground, circus, exposition, revelry, festival, show, heyday, merrymaking, festivity, orgy, gala, bazaar, debauch, carousal, rout, Saturnalia, masquerade, jamboree, spree.

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