Origin of extravaganza
Examples from the Web for extravaganza
He kicked off his stateside appearances with the Arabian Nights Extravaganza XXVII at the Paris Grand Ballroom in Las Vegas.
The three-day extravaganza, which kicked off Thursday morning, has no power to pass laws or set agendas.
Other than the man accepting the nomination, he will be the unquestioned star of the extravaganza.
And this two-minute extravaganza is expresses exactly how Pawlenty would like to be seen.
We shall now venture on an extravaganza which might have been well illustrated by Hans Holbein.
Farce, melodrama, and extravaganza usually consist of situation rather than of character.Contemporary One-Act Plays|Sir James M. Barrie
It was like the waving of the magic wand in an extravaganza.Pirates' Hope|Francis Lynde
It was the bizarre curtain scene of what I had called an extravaganza.The Firefly Of France|Marion Polk Angellotti
All her pictures became a whirling involution of extravaganza and all the speeches of the characters of the scenes a kind of wail.The Last Shot|Frederick Palmer
British Dictionary definitions for extravaganza
Word Origin for extravaganza
Word Origin and History for extravaganza
1754, with reference to peculiar behavior, 1794 of a fantastic type of performance or writing, from Italian extravaganza, literally "an extravagance," from estravagante, from Medieval Latin extravagantem (see extravagant).