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Definition of Mardi Gras noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


Mardi Gras

NAmE//ˈmɑrdi ˌɡrɑ//
, NAmE//ˈmɑrdiˌɡrɔ//
[uncountable] (from French)
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the day before the beginning of Lent, celebrated as a holiday in some countries, with music and dancing in the streets compare Shrove Tuesday
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Mardi Gras