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extravaganza

Line breaks: ex|trava|ganza
Pronunciation: /ɪkˌstravəˈɡanzə
 
, ɛk-/

Definition of extravaganza in English:

noun

An elaborate and spectacular entertainment or production: an extravaganza of dance in many forms
More example sentences
  • Visitors enjoyed a musical extravaganza at the first night of ensembles organised by Bolton Music Service.
  • The producer of the extravaganza is Lindy Shaw, who says she has been arranging it since Christmas.
  • This is a spectacular extravaganza of flamenco, theatre, song and live stallions.
Synonyms
spectacular, display, spectacle, exhibition, performance, presentation, show, pageant

Origin

mid 18th century (in the sense 'extravagance in language or behaviour'): from Italian estravaganza 'extravagance'. The change was due to association with words beginning with extra-.

Words that rhyme with extravaganza

bonanza, Braganza, Constanza, kwanza, organza, Panzer, stanza

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