circus


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  • noun

Synonyms for circus

a travelling company of entertainers

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a performance given by a traveling company of acrobats, clowns, and trained animals

a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment

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(antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games

an arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent

References in classic literature ?
For you know not the peace of the cool caves in the cliffs, the circus of the drinking-places at the end of the day.
with their forked tongues, their beady eyes and glittering scales, their hissing and their rattling--did I not already know them far too well on that day of my first circus when I saw the snake-charmer lift them up?
It was a sawdust circle the size of a circus ring, contained inside a square building that was roofed over with glass.
It was a sight to make women in circus audiences scream with terror and turn their faces away.
Instead of being black, it was now pure white, with a face like that of a clown in a circus and hair of a brilliant purple.
They had therefore sent a call to Brother Jowjeetum-Fallal, the World- Renowned Hindoo Human Pin-Wheel, then holding forth in Hoopitup's circus.
At least I thought it was a circus, for I saw a red and black sort of cart and ever so many little ponies, and "
Then," replied Michel Ardan, ready to suit the action to the word, "let us put our heads down and our feet in the air, like the clowns in the grand circus.
Here a group played circus, there another sang and recited.
We have this call to play in Finsbury Circus, it is true," said Herr Liesecke, as he edged past her and reached the gangway just as the music started.
De Ville will bear watching,' I said to myself, and I really breathed easier when I saw him go out the entrance to the circus grounds and board an electric car for down town.
If I'd been a Roman woman I should never have missed a single circus.
We were peeping at the circus,' muttered Louisa, haughtily, without lifting up her eyes, 'and father caught us.
You know, as well as I do, no young people have circus masters, or keep circuses in cabinets, or attend lectures about circuses.
If it please you, she went to the circus last night along with "