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|part of speech:
||a fair that travels from place to place and offers rides, games, and shows.
- similar words:
- circus, fair, festival, sideshow
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.
The word carnival
contains the following part:
that means flesh, body