Definitions

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  • adjective Resembling a circus in any of various respects

Etymologies

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circus +‎ -like

Examples

  • It took 34 years for Stephen Schwartz's once-ubiquitous rock musical, in which the gospel according to St. Matthew is enacted as a circuslike vaudeville turn, to make it back to Broadway, and by all rights the results should have been dated beyond hope of resuscitation.

    That Wild and Crazy Messiah

  • Excellent album, tuneful throughout, with just enough quasi-psychedelic circuslike touches to not be annoying.

    2010 March : Scrubbles.net

  • Excellent album, tuneful throughout, with just enough quasi-psychedelic circuslike touches to not be annoying.

    Weekly Mishmash: March 7-14 : Scrubbles.net

  • At times, all the crazy characters at Muscle Beach gave it a circuslike atmosphere.

    Misty

  • At times, all the crazy characters at Muscle Beach gave it a circuslike atmosphere.

    Misty

  • The familiar sound of the circuslike keyboard started and Lynette smiled.

    John Belushi Is Dead

  • In their exploration of Islam, the recent terrorism trials have had a similar, if perhaps less circuslike, feel.

    Prophetic Justice

  • In their exploration of Islam, the recent terrorism trials have had a similar, if perhaps less circuslike, feel.

    Prophetic Justice

  • With a new book by Hugh Wheeler, added lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and arena-style staging by Hal Prince, "Candide" finally gained popular success-though lost in the circuslike goings-on were the glitter of the music and almost any shred of seriousness.

    The Garden Grows

  • Rehearsed or not, the line clearly helped Huckabee gain some priceless earned media in the postdebate coverage — no easy task in a crowd of 10 GOP presidential hopefuls in what has been the largely circuslike atmosphere of the debates.

    Take That!

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