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Meaning of "carnival" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CARNIVAL

From Italian carnevale, from Old Italian carnelevare a removing of meat (referring to the Lenten fast).
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PRONUNCIATION OF CARNIVAL

carnival  [ˈkɑːnɪvəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CARNIVAL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Carnival is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CARNIVAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

carnival

Carnival

Carnival is a festive season which occurs immediately before Lent; the main events are usually during February. Carnival typically involves a public celebration or parade combining some elements of a circus, mask and public street party. People often dress up or masquerade during the celebrations, which mark an overturning of the norms of daily life. In Germany and the Netherlands, the Carnival season is traditionally opened on 11/11. This dates back to celebrations before the former longer Advent season, or with harvest celebrations of St. Martin's Day. Carnival is traditionally held in areas with a large Catholic and to a lesser extent, Eastern Orthodox makeup. Protestant areas usually do not have Carnival celebrations or have modified traditions, such as the Danish Carnival or other Shrove Tuesday events. Conversely, the Philippines, though a predominantly Roman Catholic country, does not have Carnival celebrations because it has been culturally influenced by neighboring Asian nations, which do not have Carnival celebrations.

Definition of carnival in the English dictionary

The first definition of carnival in the dictionary is a festive occasion or period marked by merrymaking, processions, etc: esp in some Roman Catholic countries, the period just before Lent. Other definition of carnival is a travelling fair having merry-go-rounds, etc. Carnival is also a show or display arranged as an amusement.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CARNIVAL


archrival
ˌɑːtʃˈraɪvəl
arrival
əˈraɪvəl
aval
ˈeɪvəl
cavel
ˈkeɪvəl
civil
ˈsɪvəl
drivel
ˈdrɪvəl
estival
iːˈstaɪvəl
festival
ˈfɛstɪvəl
frivol
ˈfrɪvəl
Furnivall
ˈfɜːnɪvəl
gingival
ˈdʒɪndʒɪvəl
mournival
ˈmɔːnɪvəl
naval
ˈneɪvəl
navel
ˈneɪvəl
Percival
ˈpɜːsɪvəl
revival
rɪˈvaɪvəl
rival
ˈraɪvəl
snivel
ˈsnɪvəl
survival
səˈvaɪvəl
swivel
ˈswɪvəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CARNIVAL

carnie
carnied
carnies
carnifex
carnification
carnificial
carnified
carnifies
carnify
Carniola
carnitine
carnivalesque
carnivora
carnivore
carnivorous
carnivorously
carnivorousness
carnivory
carnosaur
carnose

WORDS THAT END LIKE CARNIVAL

adjectival
archival
conjunctival
Edinburgh Festival
film festival
fringe festival
gerundival
Gothic Revival
Greek Revival
harvest festival
music festival
nival
nonarrival
ogival
outrival
Parzival
perspectival
receival
salival
Spring Festival

Synonyms and antonyms of carnival in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CARNIVAL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «carnival» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of carnival

Translation of «carnival» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CARNIVAL

Find out the translation of carnival to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of carnival from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «carnival» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

狂欢节
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

feria
570 millions of speakers

English

carnival
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कार्निवल
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

كَرْنَفَال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

карнавал
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

carnaval
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভ্রাম্যমাণ আনন্দমেলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

carnaval
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Karnival
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Karneval
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カーニバル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

카니발
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Karnaval
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ngày hội
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

திருவிழா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कार्निवल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

karnaval
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

carnevale
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

karnawał
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

карнавал
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

carnaval
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

καρναβάλι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

karnaval
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

karneval
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

karneval
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of carnival

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CARNIVAL»

The term «carnival» is very widely used and occupies the 10.202 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CARNIVAL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about carnival

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10 QUOTES WITH «CARNIVAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word carnival.
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Mike Birbiglia
How many people do you know who have thrown up on the Scrambler or a carnival ride? A lot of people, is the answer.
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Edward Blake
I fear the carnival of crime is beginning on our border.
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Umberto Eco
The court jester had the right to say the most outrageous things to the king. Everything was permitted during carnival, even the songs that the Roman legionnaires would sing, calling Julius Caesar 'queen,' alluding, in a very transparent way, to his real, or presumed, homosexual escapades.
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Guy Finley
Don't believe what the spiritual sharks and clever carnival hustlers tell you about fearless living - they lie.
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Erin Gruwell
Paying to teach in the trenches was like putting my face through a cutout hole at a carnival while a quarterback threw pies at me. At least with a carnival, I'd see it coming.
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Christina Hendricks
When I first started dating my husband, I had this weird fascination with the circus and clowns and old carnival things and sideshow freaks and all that. About a month after we started dating, he bought me this amazing black-and-white photo book on the circus in the 1930s, and I started sobbing.
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Marshall Herskovitz
Even the most brilliant accomplishments on the Internet are essentially cold. Google has changed the world, but you don't snuggle up to it. YouTube is a giant carnival, filled with freaks and mountebanks, a place to gawk and laugh and get bored. Certainly not a place to feel anything.
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Arianna Huffington
The economic game is not supposed to be rigged like some shady ring toss on a carnival midway.
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Brendan I. Koerner
According to tarot historian Gertrude Moakley, the cards' fanciful images - from the Fool to Death - were inspired by the costumed figures who participated in carnival parades.
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Al Lewis
I probably worked every single entertainment medium, including some that don't exist. I worked the circus, carnival, I had my own medicine show, I worked 18 years of radio.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CARNIVAL»

Discover the use of carnival in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to carnival and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Carnival
But even here the demons of history, prejudice, and hatred violently intrude, as the novel's startling conclusion forces them to face both the power-and impotence-of human resilience and human love.
Robert Antoni, 2007
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Carnival: A Novel
In Carnival, internationally acclaimed author Rawi Hage takes us into the world of Fly, a taxi driver in a crime-ridden apocalyptic metropolis.
Rawi Hage, 2013
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Carnival!
The frames of comic freedom / Umberto Eco The semiotic theory of carnival as the inversion of bipolar opposites / V.V. Ivanov The code and message of Carnival: escolas-de-samba / Monica Rector.
Umberto Eco, V. V. Ivanov, Monica Rector, 1984
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Carnival: Culture in Action – The Trinidad Experience
This beautifully illustrated volume features work by leading writers and experts on carnival from around the world, and includes two stunning photo essays by acclaimed photographers Pablo Delano and Jeffrey Chock.
Milla Cozart Riggio, 2004
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Carnival
Looks at the history, significance, and traditions of this holiday that is celebrated in many parts of the world.
Alice K. Flanagan, Linda D. Labbo, 2004
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Carnival
And among the extraordinary women of New Amazonia, in a season of festival, betrayal, and disguise, he will find a new ally—and a force beyond any that humans have known…. From the Paperback edition.
Elizabeth Bear, 2006
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Carnival of the Animals: Classical Music for Kids
Provides a commentary on the symphony by Saint-Saèens and describes both the instruments used and the story told by each track on the accompanying compact disc.
Camille Saint-Saens, 1999
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Carnival, Canboulay and Calypso: Traditions in the Making
Starting from the days of slavery and following through to the first decades of the twentieth century, this book traces the evolution of Carnival and secular black music in Trinidad and the links that existed with other territories and ...
John Cowley, 1998
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Carnival
Kevin Mikolajczyk, a slow and loveless Santa Monica teenager, ran away from home in 1967 to meet Haight-Ashbury's burgeoning Summer of Love.
Ron Sanders, 2008
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Warman's Carnival Glass: Identification and Price Guide
This new edition includes a new description format, revamped from simple line listings to listings with dimensions, title, color and price range.
Ellen Schroy, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CARNIVAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term carnival is used in the context of the following news items.
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Cruise giant Carnival Corp. to launch sailings to Cuba
Add cruise giant Carnival Corp. to the list of travel companies starting up trips to Cuba. The parent company of Carnival, Princess and eight ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
2
Hayes will come to life with carnival parade
The Hayes Carnival parade will start in Pump Lane at 12.30pm and make its way to Barra Hall Park, bringing the area's history vividly to life. «getwestlondon, Jul 15»
3
Free Lucas Holtom Carnival returns July 11
The annual Lucas Holtom Carnival is a fun-filled event for children. This year's event is taking place Saturday, July 11 at Leander Park, 363 ... «Brampton Guardian, Jul 15»
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SLIDESHOW: Ulverston Carnival
Original Caption(if any): High winds gave the balloon sellers a testing time at the Ulverston Carnival 2015. MILTON HAWORTH 4TH JULY 2015 ... «NW Evening Mail, Jul 15»
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Business News: Carnival Corp. gets US approval for Cuba cruises
Business News: Carnival Corp. gets U.S. approval for Cuba cruises. UPDATED 9:08 AM PDT Jul 07, 2015. Tweet · Next Video: Search for missing Shasta ... «KCRA Sacramento, Jul 15»
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Park Ridge Summer Carnival to feature more rides, live bands
The Summer Carnival will take place July 23 through July 26 at Hinkley Park, Busse Highway and Morris Avenue. Lockport-based All Around ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
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Blizzard will hit Hastings Spring Carnival
The free-going grey was an undercard star at last year's spring carnival when he appeared on all three days for two wins and a runner-up finish ... «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
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Carnival Company Owner, Worker Charged in Ride Accidents
WATERVILLE, Maine — The owner of a Maine carnival company has been charged by the state's fire marshal's office in connection with two ... «Maine Public Broadcasting, Jul 15»
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Highest Lutterworth Carnival turnout for years
Holly Guy, the events and administration officer at Lutterworth Town Council, said the turnout was one of the highest for the carnival in recent ... «Harborough Mail, Jul 15»
10
Hebron Carnival Vandalized Rhodesdale Teen Charged
When Hebron Carnival Chairman Ken Jackson arrived early Monday morning for his daily inspection of the grounds, he knew right away ... «WMDT, Jul 15»

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