Definition of 'circus'
Image of 'circus'
© Szasz-Fabian Ilka Erika, shutterstock
Video: pronunciation of 'circus'
Example sentences containing 'circus'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Going to a real circus is much more fun. The Sun (2013)So you can join the circus after losing to me. The Sun (2015)The opera house and the circus are staging shows. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The woman must work in a circus. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Or is her life turning into a circus? Times, Sunday Times (2007)They made the discovery after studying a group of circus elephants. The Sun (2015)It seems a perverse choice of circus skill to impart. Times, Sunday Times (2008)That he is a circus show freak. The Sun (2009)Most circus skills are very simple in technique but just need a lot of practice to get them right and looking good. Fools Rush In - A Call to Christian Clowning (1993)An American media circus will perform like an adoring choir of angels. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The three ring political circus that is Westminster is leaving town for the summer. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There were thousands of these people queuing for auditions - it was a real circus. The Sun (2007)There are advantages to working in the circus when you're a parent. Times, Sunday Times (2011)On the gallops, the horses loop and turn like a circus troupe. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It would turn into a circus and that's the pain of it all. The Sun (2009)I enjoy being a part of this circus. The Sun (2012)I had to work with the circus because no one else wanted me. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was the political circus that neither side in the Scottish independence referendum campaign wanted to roll into town. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The top of the circus tent was ripped off and sent flying, letting in a deluge of rain that caused thousands of pounds of damage. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She added: 'It is disappointing that some people are trying to turn the appointment into a political circus. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Trends of 'circus'
In Common Usage. circus is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'circus'
British English: circus /ˈsɜːkəs/ NOUN
A circus is a travelling show performed in a large tent, with performers such as clowns and trained animals.
My real ambition was to work in a circus.
- American English: circus
- Arabic: سِرْك
- Brazilian Portuguese: circo
- Chinese: 马戏场
- Croatian: cirkus
- Czech: cirkus
- Danish: cirkus
- Dutch: circus
- European Spanish: circo
- Finnish: sirkus
- French: cirque
- German: Zirkus
- Greek: τσίρκο
- Italian: circo
- Japanese: サーカス
- Korean: 서커스
- Norwegian: sirkus
- Polish: cyrk
- European Portuguese: circo
- Romanian: circ
- Russian: цирк
- Spanish: circo
- Swedish: cirkus
- Thai: โรงละครสัตว์
- Turkish: sirk
- Ukrainian: цирк
- Vietnamese: rạp xiếc
Definition of circus from the Collins English Dictionary
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Our new online dictionaries for schools provide a safe and appropriate environment for children. And best of all it's ad free, so sign up now and start using at home or in the classroom.
Meme Ban, Heart Age & Collagin: September’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this September with Robert Groves.
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
No books. No rote memorization. No chance of failure. Your chance to have a one-to-one lesson with best-selling language expert Paul Noble, try a FREE audio sample of his brand new Mandarin Chinese course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.