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See carnival.

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  1. The season just before the beginning of the Western Christian season of Lent.


Carnival ‎(countable and uncountable, plural Carnivals)

  1. Alternative form of carnival; especially in the sense "any of a number of festivals held just before the beginning of Lent."
    • 1873 April, R. H. Horne, The Great Fairs and Markets of Europe, John Holmes Agnew, Walter Hilliard Bidwell (editors), The Eclectic Magazine, New Series Volume 17: January—June 1873, page 436
      To the statement above we may, of course, add that a far greater number have never had the “luck” of seeing a Continental Fair;— the Carnivals of Italy, of France,—a Russian Fair,—or the Carnivals and Jahrmarkts of Germany.

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