1. a festival marked by merrymaking and processions
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
3. a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
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.