extravaganza

noun ex·trav·a·gan·za \ ik-ˌstra-və-ˈgan-zə \
Updated on: 30 Jan 2018

Definition of extravaganza

1 : a literary or musical work marked by extreme freedom of style and structure and usually by elements of burlesque or parody
2 : a lavish or spectacular show or event
3 : something extravagant

Examples of extravaganza in a Sentence

  1. the over-the-top extravaganzas that are usually staged at halftime during the Super Bowl

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Origin and Etymology of extravaganza

Italian estravaganza, literally, extravagance, from estravagante extravagant, from Medieval Latin extravagant-, extravagans

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EXTRAVAGANZA Defined for English Language Learners

extravaganza

noun

Definition of extravaganza for English Language Learners

  • : a very large and exciting show or event



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