Word forms: sideshows
1. countable noun A sideshow is a less important or less significant event or situation related to a larger, more important one that is happening at the same time. [+ to] ⇒ In the end, the meeting was a sideshow to a political storm that broke Thursday. ⇒ Radio work for him was very much a sideshow. 2. countable noun At a circus or fair, a sideshow is a performance that you watch or a game of skill that you play, that is provided in addition to the main entertainment. ⇒ Sideshows at the championship include highland dancing and a play by The Wanlockhead Players.
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