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extravaganza

noun ex·trav·a·gan·za \ik-ˌstra-və-ˈgan-zə\

: a very large and exciting show or event

Full Definition of EXTRAVAGANZA

1
:  a literary or musical work marked by extreme freedom of style and structure and usually by elements of burlesque or parody
2
:  a lavish or spectacular show or event
3
:  something extravagant

Examples of EXTRAVAGANZA

  1. <the over-the-top extravaganzas that are usually staged at halftime during the Super Bowl>

Origin of EXTRAVAGANZA

Italian estravaganza, literally, extravagance, from estravagante extravagant, from Medieval Latin extravagant-, extravagans
First Known Use: 1754

Other Performing Arts Terms

diva, dramaturgy, loge, prestidigitation, proscenium, supernumerary, zany

Rhymes with EXTRAVAGANZA

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