1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, III.24:
The definition of a masquerade is a fancy costume party where the guests wear masks, or to live or act in a false way.
In ancient Rome, holidays or festivals
A disorderly retreat or flight following defeat.
In ancient Greece and Rome, feasting and wild celebration in worship of certain gods, esp. Dionysus
A noisy celebration.
The time of greatest health, vigor, success, prosperity, etc.; prime
A festive occasion; festival; celebration
Merriment; gaiety; fun
A carefree, lively outing.
A festival or feast.
An often regularly recurring program of cultural performances, exhibitions, or competitions:
Reveling; noisy merrymaking; boisterous festivity
A joyous feast, holiday, or celebration; a festival.
Any gala celebration; holiday
A false appearance; a pretense:
(Chiefly British) A vacation. Often used in the phrase on holiday.
A festival; a holiday; a solemn, or more commonly, a joyous, anniversary.
A traveling amusement show; a carnival.
An exhibition; esp., a large public exhibition or show, often international in scope
Find another word for carnivals. In this page you can discover 23 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for carnivals, like: circuses, fairs, masquerades, feriae, routs, wassails, orgies, jamborees, heydays, galas and frolics.