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Main Entry: cir·cus
Pronunciation: primarystresssschwar-kschwas
Function: noun
Etymology: from Latin circus "circle, arena"
1 : a large arena enclosed by rows of seats (as in ancient Rome)
2 a : a show that usually travels from place to place and that has a variety of exhibitions including acrobatic feats, wild animal displays, and performances by clowns b : a circus performance c : the performers and equipment of such a circus d : something that suggests a circus

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