fair·​ground | \ ˈfer-ˌgrau̇nd How to pronounce fairground (audio) \

Definition of fairground

: an area where outdoor fairs, circuses, or exhibitions are held often used in plural with singular construction what a spot for a fairgrounds— W. L. Gresham

Examples of fairground in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fairground’s current liquor policy confines drinking to the grandstands and certain beer gardens throughout the property. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 20 Apr. 2022 Nation/World Looking out at a sea of faces at a Texas fairground, most of them white, former President Donald Trump seethed about his legal troubles and blamed them on malicious prosecutors. Bobby Caina Calvan, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Feb. 2022 With shots firing from left, right and center, goalies feel like a duck at a fairground arcade. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 May 2022 As the last revelers departed the fairground, the performers prepared to disassemble the makeshift venue, load it onto their trucks, and head to the next town. David Hill, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 Spectators should use the fairground’s Route 91 (North Avenue) entrance. Megan Becka, cleveland, 15 Apr. 2022 The woman and boy were seen walking away from the ticket booth but stopped when fairground workers called them back. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 14 Apr. 2022 Those who do not have family in Germany may seek refuge at Messe Düsseldorf, the city's fairground, which has been converted to a shelter. Lauren Wethington, Detroit Free Press, 21 Mar. 2022 In contrast with pre-pandemic years, tickets will not be sold at the fairground’s box office. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fairground

1741, in the meaning defined above

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“Fairground.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fairground. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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fair·​ground | \ ˈfer-ˌgrau̇nd How to pronounce fairground (audio) \

Kids Definition of fairground

: an area set aside for fairs, circuses, or exhibitions

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