plural of circus
as in coliseums
a large usually roofless building for sporting events with tiers of seats for spectators the Roman circus is believed to have held 50,000 spectators in ancient times

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as in pageants
an elaborate, visually exciting show or event the media circus that took place outside the courthouse every day of the murder trial

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“Circuses.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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