- carnival glass,
Origin of carnival
Examples from the Web for carnival
Lupher says the Carnival Magic tried to land in Cozumel, but that the Mexican authorities blocked them from the dock.
People aboard the Carnival Magic have another day and a half at sea before they reach Galveston, Texas.
Was the hammer scene, for you, like that strength game at the carnival where you hit the block with the hammer?Game of Thrones’ Kit Harington on Jon Snow’s Heroism and Loss in the Battle of Castle Black|Marlow Stern|June 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But she also is disappointed by the way Costa Crociere, owned by Carnival Cruise Lines, has handled the situation.I Survived a Deadly Shipwreck: Costa Concordia Passengers Tell Their Stories|Barbie Latza Nadeau|May 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Arellano reportedly had her heart set on becoming the 1977 carnival queen of Mazatlan and certainly possessed the necessary looks.
Around the cart were students, still in their Carnival finery, wearing the colors of his own corps.Long Live the King|Mary Roberts Rinehart
Urach, the quiet hill-town, where many quaint fountains murmur ceaselessly, seemed turned into a place of carnival.A German Pompadour|Marie Hay
At that time the Carnival was in full blast, and the streets were crowded with curious spectators.The Son of Monte Christo|Jules Lermina
There he beheld advancing towards him, the Beauty of the Carnival ball.Tales from "Blackwood"|Various
The gold won by my mistress proved lucky for me, for I did not pass a single day of the carnival without winning.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
- a festive occasion or period marked by merrymaking, processions, etc: esp in some Roman Catholic countries, the period just before Lent
- (as modifier)a carnival atmosphere
Word Origin for carnival
1540s, "time of merrymaking before Lent," from French carnaval, from Italian carnevale "Shrove Tuesday," from older Italian forms such as Milanese *carnelevale, Old Pisan carnelevare "to remove meat," literally "raising flesh," from Latin caro "flesh" (see carnage) + levare "lighten, raise, remove" (see lever (n.)). Folk etymology is from Medieval Latin carne vale " 'flesh, farewell!' " Meaning "a circus or fair" is attested by 1931 in North America.