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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 car·ni·val /ˈkɑrnəvəl/
 嘉年華會,狂歡節,飲宴狂歡

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Car·ni·val n.
 1. A festival celebrated with merriment and revelry in Roman Catholic countries during the week before Lent, esp. at Rome and Naples, during a few days (three to ten) before Lent, ending with Shrove Tuesday.
    The carnival at Venice is everywhere talked of.   --Addison.
 2. Any merrymaking, feasting, or masquerading, especially when overstepping the bounds of decorum; a time of riotous excess.
 He saw the lean dogs beneath the wall
 Hold o'er the dead their carnival   --Byron.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 carnival
      n 1: a festival marked by merrymaking and processions
      2: a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance
         suggestive of a circus or carnival; "it was so funny it
         was a circus"; "the whole occasion had a carnival
         atmosphere" [syn: circus]
      3: a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of
         skill etc. [syn: fair, funfair]