how to pronounce carnival


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the above transcription of carnival is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

carnival is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of carnival in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… know carnival has a 90's themed cruise …”

meanings of carnival


  1. A festive occasion marked by parades and sometimes special foods and other entertainment.
  2. A traveling amusement park, called a funfair in British English.
  3. Alternative form of carnival; especially in the sense "any of a number of festivals held just before the beginning of Lent.".
  4. Any of a number of festivals held just before the beginning of Lent.


  1. The season just before the beginning of the Western Christian season of Lent.

carnival frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word carnival occurs in english on average 6.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics carnival can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that carnival can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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