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circus

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circus/ˈsɚkəs/noun
pluralcircuses
circus
/ˈsɚkəs/
noun
pluralcircuses
Learner's definition of CIRCUS  
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: a traveling show that is often performed in a tent and that typically includes trained animals, clowns, acrobats, etc. — often used before another noun
informal  : a situation or event that is very busy, lively, and confusing and that attracts a lot of attention — usually singular
— see also three-ring circus
British  : a circular area where several streets meet — usually used in proper names
: a large outdoor theater in ancient Rome where shows and sports events were held
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