Definition of tamasha in English:

tamasha

Line breaks: ta|ma¦sha
Pronunciation: /təˈmɑːʃə
 
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noun

Indian
  • 1A grand show, performance, or celebration, especially one involving dance: by the sound of it we can expect a joyful tamasha
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    • Earlier this month, your administration spent Rs.11 crore on a tamasha called the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, tempting the diaspora home by offering dual citizenship to non-resident Indians and people of Indian origin.
    • I find three aspects of the tamasha particularly entertaining.
    • Their reaction to the quake was to try and encash on it by organising a tamasha in the city.
  • 1.1A fuss or commotion: there was a huge tamasha when she wrote to say she’d be in Karachi for a few hours
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    • India is rather unique in the amount of tamasha surrounding the government's budgetary announcements.
    • Be it the daily tamasha of politics, the funny world of sports or just about any sphere of activity, there are amusing moments, amusing people and amusing incidents that make the year what it is - highly amusing!
    • Sadly, cricket is India has been reduced to a tamasha.

Origin

via Persian and Urdu from Arabic tamāšā 'walk about together'.

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