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.
Rush Limbaugh is a lame professional swine, and he makes a good living at it. He is like a hired geek in some traveling backwoods carnival - the freaks who bite the heads off chickens - but Limbaugh is a modernized geek who thinks he can bite the heads off of people. Hunter S. Thompson
Paying to teach in the trenches was like putting my face through a cutout hole at a carnival while a quarterback threw pies at me. At least with a carnival, I'd see it coming. Erin Gruwell
How many people do you know who have thrown up on the Scrambler or a carnival ride? A lot of people, is the answer. Mike Birbiglia
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
The economic game is not supposed to be rigged like some shady ring toss on a carnival midway. Arianna Huffington
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