carnival

How to spell carnival in portuguese

In portuguese, the word carnival can be spelled:

  • n.
    1. often Carnival The period of merrymaking and feasting celebrated just before Lent.
    2. A traveling amusement show usually including rides, games, and sideshows.
    3. A festival or revel: winter carnival.

    [Italian carnevale, from Old Italian carnelevare, Shrovetide : carne, meat (from Latin carō, carn-) + levare, to remove (from Latin levāre, to raise).]


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