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1. circus

noun. ['ˈsɝːkəs'] a performance given by a traveling company of acrobats, clowns, and trained animals.

Synonyms

  • three-ring circus

Antonyms

  • worst
  • side

Etymology

  • circus (Latin)
  • κίρκος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Circus

  • burkus

How do you pronounce circus?

Pronounce circus as ˈsərkəs.

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Sentences with circus


1. Noun, singular or mass
Attend the circus and you see the trapeze artist swinging like a pendulum in the air.

Quotes about circus


1. We're all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.
- Charles Bukowski

2. I was always a fan of the old-style comics. I loved vaudeville. I loved Milton Berle, Dick Shawn, Phyllis Diller, Don Rickles, Charlie Callas, all those guys. Hilarious. I love the Bing Crosby and Bob Hope movies, and Abbott & Costello. My television influences were 'Monty Python's Flying Circus,' 'Benny Hill,' and 'Hee Haw.'
- Larry the Cable Guy

3. Lots of things can be fixed. Things can be fixed. But many times, relationships between people cannot be fixed, because they should not be fixed. You're aboard a ship setting sail, and the other person has joined the inland circus, or is boarding a different ship, and you just can't be with each other anymore. Because you shouldn't be.
- C. JoyBell C.

2. circus

noun. ['ˈsɝːkəs'] a travelling company of entertainers; including trained animals.

Synonyms

  • company

Etymology

  • circus (Latin)
  • κίρκος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. circus

noun. ['ˈsɝːkəs'] a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment.

Synonyms

  • disturbance

Antonyms

  • low
  • hide

Etymology

  • circus (Latin)
  • κίρκος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. circus

noun. ['ˈsɝːkəs'] an arena consisting of an oval or circular area enclosed by tiers of seats and usually covered by a tent.

Synonyms

  • big top
  • scene of action
  • arena
  • round top
  • top

Antonyms

  • disprove
  • affirm
  • contraindicate
  • disappear

Etymology

  • circus (Latin)
  • κίρκος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

5. Circus

noun. a genus of haws comprising the harriers.

Synonyms

  • Circus cyaneus
  • harrier
  • genus Circus
  • family Accipitridae
  • bird genus
  • marsh harrier
  • Montagu's harrier
  • Circus Aeruginosus
  • hen harrier
  • Circus pygargus
  • northern harrier
  • marsh hawk

6. circus

noun. ['ˈsɝːkəs'] (antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games.

Synonyms

  • arena
  • bowl
  • sports stadium

Antonyms

  • inactivity

Etymology

  • circus (Latin)
  • κίρκος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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