Definition of Mardi Gras in English:

Mardi Gras

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Pronunciation: /ˌmɑːdɪ ˈgrɑː
, maʀdi gʀɑ/


  • 1A carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday, most famously in New Orleans: [as modifier]: the Mardi Gras parade
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    • 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.
  • 1.1A carnival or fair held at any time.
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    • The annual Caribbean Carnival will top off the festival on June 20 with a Mardi Gras from 7pm-midnight and firework finale.
    • And if you want Europeans to attend more then make it a Mardi Gras and I think then the mayor will have a tourist attraction.
    • We went out on the town taking in a Mardi Gras like there was no tomorrow.


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

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