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Pronunciation: [ɛkstɹˌavəɡˈanzə] (IPA)

An extravaganza is a word used to describe a grand and lavish event or spectacle. It is often associated with opulence, excess, and extravagance. Synonyms for extravaganza include the terms spectacle, carnival, pageant, gala, celebration, fiesta, festival, and display. Each of these words connotes a sense of grandeur and excitement, and they are often used interchangeably with extravaganza to describe events like parades, concerts, and parties. No matter which synonym you choose to use, the word will convey a sense of something special, larger than life, and unforgettable.

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What are the opposite words for extravaganza?

Extravaganza is defined as an elaborate and impressive performance, display or event that is typically grandiose and involves a lot of glitz, glamor, and showmanship. Its antonyms are words that mean the complete opposite of extravagance. Words like simplicity, modesty, restraint, economy, and frugality describe events or performances that involve a subdued and restrained approach devoid of grandiosity. Blandness, dullness, and monotony are also antonyms of extravagance since they signify a lack of pomp or excitement. Overall, antonyms of extravagance are words that describe simplicity, austerity, and restraint in contrast to extravagance's grandiosity and flamboyance.

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Usage examples for Extravaganza

But, tell me, lovely madcap, what will be the end of this extravaganza?
"The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons"
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
It is at least noteworthy that Thackeray-in this approaching Dickens perhaps nearer than in any other point-began with extravaganza-to adopt perhaps the most convenient general name for a thing which cannot be quite satisfactorily designated by any.
"The English Novel"
George Saintsbury
From extravaganza in a certain sense Dickens, as has been said, never really departed: and he achieved most of his best work in his own peculiar varieties of it.
"The English Novel"
George Saintsbury

Famous quotes with Extravaganza

  • His life was one long extravaganza, like living inside a Faberge egg.
    John Lahr
  • The scenery and costumes of 'The Wizard of Oz' were all made in New York — Mr. Mitchell was a New York favorite, but the author was undoubtedly a Chicagoan, and therefore a legitimate butt for the shafts of criticism. So the critics highly praised the Poppy scene, the Kansas cyclone, the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman, but declared the libretto was very bad and teemed with 'wild and woolly western puns and forced gags.' Now, all that I claim in the libretto of 'The Wizard of Oz' is the creation of the characters of the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman, the story of their search for brains and a heart, and the scenic effects of the Poppy Field and the cyclone. These were a part of my published fairy tale, as thousands of readers well know. I have published fifteen books of fairy tales, which may be found in all prominent public and school libraries, and they are entirely free, I believe, from the broad jokes the New York critics condemn in the extravaganza, and which, the New York people are now laughing over. In my original manuscript of the play were no 'gags' nor puns whatever. But Mr. Hamlin stated positively that no stage production could succeed without that accepted brand of humor, and as I knew I was wholly incompetent to write those 'comic paper side-splitters' I employed one of the foremost New York 'tinkerers' of plays to write into my manuscript these same jokes that are now declared 'wild and woolly' and 'smacking of Chicago humor.' If the New York critics only knew it, they are praising a Chicago author for the creation of the scenic effects and characters entirely new to the stage, and condemning a well-known New York dramatist for a brand of humor that is palpably peculiar to Puck and Judge. I am amused whenever a New York reviewer attacks the libretto of 'The Wizard of Oz' because it 'comes from Chicago.'"
    L. Frank Baum
  • Secondly, the student is trained to accept historical mis-statements on the authority of the book. If education is a pre- paration for adult life, he learns first to accept without question, and later to make his own contribution to the creation of historical fallacies, and still later to perpetuate what he has learnt. In this way, ignorant authors are leading innocent students to hysterical conclusions. The process of the writers' mind provides excellent material for a manual on logical fallacies. Thirdly, the student is told nothing about the relationship between evidence and truth. The truth is what the book ordains and the teacher repeats. No source is cited. No proof is offered. No argument is presented. The authors play a dangerous game of winks and nods and faints and gestures with evidence. The art is taught well through precept and example. The student grows into a young man eager to deal in assumptions but inapt in handling inquiries. Those who become historians produce narratives patterned on the textbooks on which they were brought up. Fourthly, the student is compelled to face a galling situation in his later years when he comes to realize that what he had learnt at school and college was not the truth. Imagine a graduate of one of our best colleges at the start of his studies in history in a university in Europe. Every lecture he attends and every book he reads drive him mad with exasperation, anger and frustration. He makes several grim discoveries. Most of the "facts", interpretations and theories on which he had been fostered in Pakistan now turn out to have been a fata morgana, an extravaganza of fantasies and reveries, myths and visions, whims and utopias, chimeras and fantasies.
    Khursheed Kamal Aziz
  • His poetry may be divided into comic extravaganza on the one hand, and more personal work on the other. There is no one like him in the world in the former genre; as a "light poet" he is preferable to John Betjeman – as fluent in traditional forms, his work is never vitiated by refuge in the poetical or high sentimental, and his choice of words is subtler, funnier and altogether sharper. In his other vein Plomer is fastidious, reticent, elegant and the author of some memorable and moving lines.
    William Plomer

Related words: extravagant, extravagant cost, extravagance, expensive, expensive cost, exorbitant, excessive, high cost

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