fun·​fair ˈfən-ˌfer How to pronounce funfair (audio)
variants or fun fair
chiefly British
: an outdoor event featuring games, rides, exhibitions, and other forms of entertainment

Examples of funfair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The funfair lights at Louis Vuitton shone as brightly as the starry front row Tuesday for the vibrant and infectious spring collection from Nicolas Ghesquiere that capped Paris Fashion Week. Thomas Adamson, ajc, 4 Oct. 2022 The score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross taps into a nostalgic vein and the overall visual luster of the film, from the kaleidoscopic radiance of a funfair to the edge-of-the-world expanse of the shoreline. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2022 The queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward, and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, visited a 1950s-themed seaside funfair in Belfast. Danica Kirka and Sylvia Hui, USA TODAY, 5 June 2022 The queen's youngest son, Prince Edward, and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex, visited a 1950s-themed seaside funfair in Belfast. Arkansas Online, 5 June 2022 Just to the east of central Oslo, Grønland hosted a funfair where ice cream vendors did a roaring trade. David Nikel, Forbes, 17 May 2022 As well as having its share of villainous lairs, concrete bunkers, and secret laboratories, Blackreef has its own funfair complex, a rooftop bar, and even a plush, renovated castle that comes with a dance floor and comedy club. Ewan Wilson, Wired, 15 Sep. 2021 In the amusement tent of a funfair, Zhou Zenong, who was pursuing Ai’ai, is distracted by the sight of a woman’s head that looks as if it’s suspended above a vase on a machine draped in black cloth. Jiwei Xiao, The New York Review of Books, 14 Mar. 2020 However, Saliba knew what was good for him and, with the help of fellow precocious Frenchman Matteo Guendouzi, who 'bumped' into him at a funfair and 'gently advised' him to choose the red side of London, the defender made his decision., 25 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of funfair was in 1908

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“Funfair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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