Synonyms for carnivalesque

Grammar : Adj
Spell : kahr-nuh-vuhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈkɑr nə vəl

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Définition of carnivalesque

Origin :
  • 1540s, "time of merrymaking before Lent," from French carnaval, from Italian carnevale "Shrove Tuesday," from older Italian forms such as Milanese *carnelevale, Old Pisan carnelevare "to remove meat," literally "raising flesh," from Latin caro "flesh" (see carnage) + levare "lighten, raise, remove" (see lever (n.)). Folk etymology is from Medieval Latin carne vale " 'flesh, farewell!' " Meaning "a circus or fair" is attested by 1931 in North America.
  • As in festive : adj decorated, celebratory
Example sentences :
  • The Florentines at any rate spend no more money nor faith on the carnivalesque.
  • Extract from : « Italian Hours » by Henry James
  • Salamandering with an iron that has a gay, carnivalesque design can make a sort of harlequin Ramekin.
  • Extract from : « The Complete Book of Cheese » by Robert Carlton Brown

Antonyms for carnivalesque

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