Definition of circus
- a media circus
He worked for a small circus.
We're going to the circus.
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: a traveling show that is often performed in a tent and that typically includes trained animals, clowns, acrobats, etc.
: a situation or event that is very busy, lively, and confusing and that attracts a lot of attention
: a circular area where several streets meet
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