Translation of circus in Spanish:

circus

Pronunciation: /ˈsɜːrkəs; ˈsɜːkəs/

n

  • 1 [Theat] circo (m); (before n) [clown/animal] de circo
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    • It's all quite a long way removed from the life he and his father once knew, as entertainers in a travelling circus.
    • He heard the complaints that he sometimes came across as too dour and awkward and while that rankled, he always insisted he was there to manage a football team not entertain like a circus clown.
    • I just can't get enough of shows performed in circus tents.
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    • By the 4th century A.D., nearly 177 days per year were devoted to the Games, held at the circus.
    • The circle is the defining motif of the Frénouse, a shape that haunted Tatin, from his early obsession with the enclosed ring of the circus, to his adolescent observation of planets.
  • 2 (in town) (BrE) glorieta (f)
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    • Tomorrow sees the Town Hall in Regent Circus host the Quiz.
    • The new civic space - the Circus - will provide the focal point and is described by developers as ‘an oasis of calm in the city centre’.
    • The work will also affect Regent Circus, Clarence Street, Princes Street and Victoria Road.

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