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Synonyms and Antonyms of carnival

  1. a time or program of special events and entertainment in honor of something <the town's annual Fourth of July carnival> Synonyms festival, celebration, fest, festivity, fete (or fête), fiesta, gala, jubileeRelated Words jamboree, jollification, jollity [British], merriment, merrymaking, rejoicing, revel, revelry; exhibit, exhibition, exposition, fair, show; exercises, honors

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