carnivalesque


car·ni·val·esque

adjective \ˌkär-nə-və-ˈlesk\

Definition of CARNIVALESQUE

1
:  suggestive of a carnival <a carnivalesque celebration>
2
:  marked by an often mocking or satirical challenge to authority and the traditional social hierarchy <a carnivalesque protest>

First Known Use of CARNIVALESQUE

1791

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