What does the word carnival mean?

Usage examples for carnival

  1. For a couple of weeks before the " fly- fisher's carnival" sport is always uncertain. – A Cotswold Village by J. Arthur Gibbs
  2. Till far into the young day does the avenue resound with the merriment of the people's winter carnival. – Children of the Tenements by Jacob A. Riis
  3. Ben- Hepple tells us that it was during a masked carnival in the Park of Versailles that she first attracted the attention of the amorous King. – Terribly Intimate Portraits by Noël Coward