Mardi Gras

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

Definition of Mardi Gras

  1. 1a :  Shrove Tuesday often observed (as in New Orleans) with parades and festivitiesb :  a carnival period climaxing on Shrove Tuesday

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1699

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MARDI GRAS Defined for English Language Learners

Mardi Gras

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

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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