Mardi Gras

noun Mar·di Gras \ ˈmär-dē-ˌgrä , in New Orleans commonly -ˌgrȯ \

Definition of Mardi Gras

1 a : Shrove Tuesday often observed (as in New Orleans) with parades and festivities
b : a carnival period climaxing on Shrove Tuesday
2 : a festive occasion resembling a pre-Lenten Mardi Gras

Examples of mardi gras in a Sentence

  1. We're going to New Orleans for Mardi Gras.

  2. It was a Mardi Gras to remember!

Origin and Etymology of mardi gras

French, literally, fat Tuesday

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MARDI GRAS Defined for English Language Learners

Mardi Gras

noun

Definition of Mardi Gras for English Language Learners

  • : the Tuesday before the beginning of Lent that is often celebrated with parades and parties



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