carnivalesque

play
adjective car·ni·val·esque \ˌkär-nə-və-ˈlesk\

Definition of carnivalesque

  1. 1 :  suggestive of a carnival a carnivalesque celebration

  2. 2 :  marked by an often mocking or satirical challenge to authority and the traditional social hierarchy a carnivalesque protest

Recent Examples of carnivalesque from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'carnivalesque'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of carnivalesque

1791


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up carnivalesque? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!