ex·​trav·​a·​gan·​za | \ ik-ˌstra-və-ˈgan-zə How to pronounce extravaganza (audio) \

Definition of extravaganza

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

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Examples of extravaganza in a Sentence

the over-the-top extravaganzas that are usually staged at halftime during the Super Bowl
Recent Examples on the Web So go ahead and rent that fantastic faux fur coat for your birthday extravaganza and a $258 metallic dress for your best friend’s wedding. Elizabeth Wolfe, NBC News, "Clothing subscription boxes and sustainability: What to know," 11 May 2020 Amazon blessed us with major discounts during Black Friday, and the retail giant is continuing its savings extravaganza by offering even more deals during its Cyber Monday event. Christina Butan, PEOPLE.com, "You Can Save Up to $300 on Apple Devices Right Now — but the Sale Ends Soon," 2 Dec. 2019 Some online shops have started their bargain-basement price extravaganza early. Seamus Bellamy, USA TODAY, "The best early Cyber Monday Amazon deals you can get now," 2 Dec. 2019 Ash Ash, the new restaurant in the Iron Horse Hotel with an open hearth as its focal point, has replaced its Sunday buffet extravaganza with an a la carte menu that still manages to offer whatever a diner might want. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New brunches join Milwaukee's crowded field; here's a look," 26 Nov. 2019 Strahan, Sarah and Keke The GMA talk show starring Michael Strahan, Sarah Haines and Keke Palmer went all-out with their Halloween extravaganza, starting with a challenging zombie dance routine. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Halloween hosts: Anchors and TV personalities went all-out with their costumes this year," 31 Oct. 2019 Halloween is just one week away and so is our big Halloween extravaganza! Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Today' Show Fans Have Strong Feelings About the Cast’s 2019 Halloween Costumes," 29 Oct. 2019 Her mission will be showcased Friday as Amazon Prime Video streams her New York Fashion Week extravaganza for Savage X Fenty in more than 200 countries and territories. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Amazon Prime Video to stream Rihanna’s lingerie show," 18 Sep. 2019 This four-hour extravaganza is a fundraiser with a variety of activities. cleveland, "Second-graders learn that tying a tie is no trouble: Talk of the Towns," 7 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of extravaganza

1754, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for extravaganza

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

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The first known use of extravaganza was in 1754

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3 Jun 2020

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“Extravaganza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extravaganza. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of extravaganza

: a very large and exciting show or event

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