extravaganza

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These stories, in their grotesque severities, have almost the air of an extravaganza.

That extravaganza, as she is called, is fatal, dogs him with burlesque—of all men!'

They all laughed at Jack's extravaganza, which is of a kind to which they are beginning to be accustomed.

When they walked to her house together she spoke most appreciatively of the extravaganza.

It was like the waving of the magic wand in an extravaganza.

It was the bizarre curtain scene of what I had called an extravaganza.

Under their capricious influence my fancy built castles and capitols in the clouds with all the extravaganza of Piranesi.

The world—including old Rome—had been robbed of statuary for the adornment of this extravaganza.

For the rest, he could find little either to amuse or that could even be acknowledged as new or original in the extravaganza.

It strained itself to death; it became its own burlesque of the bizarre, an extravaganza of extravagance.

WORD ORIGIN

1754, with reference to peculiar behavior, 1794 of a fantastic type of performance or writing, from Italian extravaganza, literally "an extravagance," from estravagante, from Medieval Latin extravagantem (see extravagant).

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