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noun     carnival pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] American a collection of large machines you can ride on, and places where you can buy food and try to win prizes by playing games. Carnivals usually travel from town to town. The British word is fair.
  2. 2
    [countable/uncountable] a lively festival in which people walk through the streets playing music, dancing, and often wearing unusual colorful clothes


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