extravaganza

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noun ex·trav·a·gan·za \ik-ˌstra-və-ˈgan-zə\

Definition of extravaganza

  1. 1 :  a literary or musical work marked by extreme freedom of style and structure and usually by elements of burlesque or parody

  2. 2 :  a lavish or spectacular show or event

  3. 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

Origin and Etymology of extravaganza

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


First Known Use: 1754

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EXTRAVAGANZA Defined for English Language Learners

extravaganza

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noun ex·trav·a·gan·za \ik-ˌstra-və-ˈgan-zə\

Definition of extravaganza for English Language Learners

  • : a very large and exciting show or event



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