A festival celebrated with merriment and revelry in Roman Gatholic countries during the week before Lent, esp. at Rome and Naples, during a few days (three to ten) before Lent, ending with Shrove Tuesday.
Any merrymaking, feasting, or masquerading, especially when overstepping the bounds of decorum; a time of riotous excess.
Just as Josef K, the protagonist of Kafka's 'The Trial,' awoke one day to discover that he had become part of some unfathomable legal carnival, we, too are frequently waking to discover that the rules of the digital game have once again profoundly changed. Evgeny Morozov
carnival in Dutch is carnaval
carnival in French is carnaval
carnival in German is Karneval, Karneval, Fasching
carnival in Italian is carnevale, carnevale
carnival in Spanish is carnaval
carnival in Swedish is karneval
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