1. a festival marked by merrymaking and processions

Definition categories: act, festival, fete

2. a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment

- the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere

Similar word(s): circus

Definition categories: act, disturbance

3. a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.

Similar word(s): fair, funfair

Definition categories: act, show

Sentences with carnival as a noun:

- We all got to ride the merry-go-round when the brought their carnival to town.

- When the carnival came to town, every one wanted some cotton candy.