Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun carnival

3 senses of carnival

Sense 1
carnival -- (a festival marked by merrymaking and processions)
       => festival, fete -- (an organized series of acts and performances (usually in one place); "a drama festival")

Sense 2
circus, carnival -- (a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment; "it was so funny it was a circus"; "the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere")
       => disturbance -- (the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion)

Sense 3
carnival, fair, funfair -- (a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.)
       => show -- (the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill")

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