Definition of Mardi Gras in English:

Mardi Gras

Syllabification: Mar·di Gras
Pronunciation: /ˈmärdē ˌgrä
 
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noun

A carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday, most famously in New Orleans.
More example sentences
  • Yes, Virginia, there will be a Mardi Gras in New Orleans in 2006.
  • The loping interplay of euphonium, trumpet, sax and trombone on ‘Segala’, and the glorious swagger of Oblemou wouldn't sound out of place at a Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
  • The museum stocks stuff like the necklace Britney wore in a Mardi Gras parade and two dresses from her Star Search days.

Origin

French, literally 'fat Tuesday', alluding to the last day of feasting before the fast and penitence of Lent.

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