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kor nuh vuhl

  • n  a festival marked by merrymaking and processions
  • n  a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment
    the whole occasion had a carnival atmosphere
  • n  a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.

  • It was carnival week again in Manhattan.
  • During Buenos Aires' annual carnival last week, police arrested twelve men for violating carnival rules by wearing masks.
  • That this old carnival ever has seen.
News & Articles

  • Al 'Carnival Time' Johnson's birthday party: Big Easy party photos
    Friends and fans of Al "Carnival Time" Johnson gathered at B.J.'s Lounge in the Bywater on Sunday (June 23) to celebrate the musician's birthday. Johnson's hit song "Carnival Time" has been the most universally identifiable song associated with the New Orleans Mardi Gras scene since it the airwaves in 1960.
    June 24, 2013 - New Orleans Times-Picayune
  • Electric Daisy Carnival: Photos from Day 2 of EDC 2013
    Electric Daisy Carnival is unlike any other festival out there. The crowds only begin to pack in around 7pm in the evening and rage through the morning when things shutdown at 6am.
    June 23, 2013 - Vibe Magazine
  • Carnival planned at park in Bethel Township
    A carnival will be held June 27-29 at Bethel Township's Fredericksburg Lions Park and Pool. The carnival will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Banjo Bob will provide entertainment on June 27 with EMazing Grace scheduled for June 28. Lester Morris and the Sound of Bluegrass will perform on June 29.
    June 22, 2013 - Lebanon Daily News

  • David Koepp in International Herald Tribune
    It's a carnival, it's a spectacle. It's fun,said David Koepp, who wrote "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" and came to Cannes twice previously as a young assistant to a film sales agent. "There's a lot of crazy people....
  • Martin Bain in Bloomberg
    A small minority soured what was a great carnival atmosphere,Bain told the team Web site.
  • Carly Simon in FOXNews
    I'm setting the lyrical themes to a carnival or Brazilian or slightly samba tempo so that life is joyous even in its sadness,said Simon during a break at the Manhattan studio. "Life is a dream even in its most painful moments, it's a dream...

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