from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An elaborate, spectacular entertainment or display: "Washington is an extravaganza of great buildings, greenery, and monuments” ( Larry Griffin).
- n. Music A composition marked by freedom and diversity of form, often with burlesque elements and satirical or parodic intent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An event or display (dramatic, musical, etc.) of fantastic or chaotic behaviour or conduct.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A composition, as in music, or in the drama, designed to produce effect by its wild irregularity; esp., a musical caricature.
- n. An extravagant flight of sentiment or language.
- n. a lavish or spectacular show or event, or presentation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Something out of rule, as in music, the drama, etc.; a composition characterized by extravagant, fantastic, or capricious qualities, as “Hudibras” or “Bombastes Furioso”; a burlesque.
- n. An extravagant flight of feeling or language.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any lavishly staged or spectacular entertainment
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