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Can we go to the circus tomorrow?
The kids want us to take them to the circus again.
a circus acrobat/performer/animal/tent
a high-wire circus act
Some celebrities complained that the awards ceremony has become a media circus.
This is the British English definition of circus. View American English definition of circus.
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