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

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The Interior Department has estimated its share of costs for President Donald Trump's July Fourth extravaganza at the Lincoln Memorial at $2.45 million. Fortune, "Interior Estimates Its Cost for Trump July 4th at $2.45M," 11 July 2019 At Tomorrowland, two years of work will result in a two-hour visual extravaganza, setting a new goalpost not just for Prydz, but the entire industry. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "Eric Prydz is going to DJ inside a giant glowing sphere — here’s how it was made," 9 July 2019 Since 2001, the Sugar Plum Market shopping extravaganza has raised more than $2.8 million for numerous Fort Bend County non-profit organizations. Staff Report, Houston Chronicle, "Sugar Plum Market grant provides children’s lunches," 28 June 2019 EBay plans to crash Amazon’s annual discount extravaganza, Prime Day 2019. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "EBay Is Crashing Amazon Prime Day 2019," 26 June 2019 Fuchs' engagement extravaganza was not so obvious – until her alleged pitch deck started making the rounds on Wednesday night, Lorenz writes. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Influencer's extravagant "surprise" proposal was allegedly expertly planned and pitched to brands for sponsorships," 21 June 2019 Full of singing, dancing, rainbows, glitter and plenty of hugs, the extravaganza will have a number of interactive surprises. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "First Look! Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake Discover New Troll Lands in Trolls World Tour," 19 June 2019 Laurel School's Butler Campus, 7420 Fairmount Rd., Russell Township June 8-9, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Taste Of Lakewood Foodies will convene in Lakewood Saturday for the neighborhood’s annual dining extravaganza, Taste Of Lakewood. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com, "Taste of Lakewood and other things to do on Sunday, June 9," 9 June 2019 It's been speculated that the decision to release a damning climate change report on the annual shopping extravaganza of Black Friday was an intentional effort to suppress its findings. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Climate Change Could Cost The United States Economy Hundreds of Billions Annually," 26 Nov. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of extravaganza

: a very large and exciting show or event

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