an athlete who performs acts requiring skill and agility and coordination
applaud clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval
amusement park a commercially operated park with stalls and shows for amusement
announcement a public statement about something that is happening or going to happen
audience a gathering of spectators or listeners at a public performance
balancer an acrobat who balances himself or other objects in difficult positions
band a group of musicians playing music for dancing
booth a small shop at a fair for selling goods or entertainment
bow a decorative interlacing of ribbons
bow bend the head or the upper part of the body in a gesture of respect or greeting
bicycle a cycle that has two wheels and that are moved by foot pedals
bumping cars electric cars on a ring which people can ride and bump in each other for fun
cannon a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels


a camper equipped with living quarters
carousel large mechanical merry-go-round with seats for children to ride on
cashier an employee who receives and pays out money


a person who amuses others by funny behavior
confetti small pieces or streamers of coloured paper that are thrown around on festive occasions


the dress worn during a show


someone who did something wrong
elephant one of the animals usually found performing circus tricks
entertainment an activity that amuses you
Ferris wheel rotating mechanism consisting of a large upright wheel with suspended seats that remain upright as the wheel turns; provides a ride at an amusement park
flaming hoops a circular band with fire used at the circus for animals to jump through

hoola hoop

a rigid circular band of plastic or wood
horse one of the animals usually found performing circus tricks


a performer who juggles objects and performs tricks of manual facility

lion tamer

an animal trainer who tames wild animals
lorry a large truck designed to carry heavy loads


someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience
monocycle a cycle with a single wheel that is driven by pedals
moustache an unshaved growth of hair on the upper lip
musical instruments various devices that can be used to produce musical tones or sounds
performance a play or a piece of music or other entertainment
performer an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
parade a procession of people walking together
pins a club-shaped wooden object used by jugglers


the middle part of the circus tent where the show takes part


the person in charge of performances in a circus ring
roller coaster elevated railway in an amusement park usually with sharp curves and steep inclines
seal one of the animals usually found performing circus tricks, especially with balls, hoola hoops and pins.


someone who looks at something


someone who is very skilled in what he or she does


a mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth
tawny of a light brown to brownish orange colour
technicolour many different colours together


a portable shelter in which there is the circus show
tiger one of the animals usually found performing circus tricks
tightrope tightly stretched rope or wire on which acrobats perform high above the ground
top hat a man's hat with a tall crown


a circus acrobat using swings
trick a funny act done for fun or amusement which can sometimes be illusory to be thought of as magical


a travelling group of circus performers
trunk a large strong case used when traveling or for storage
unicycle a cycle with a single wheel that is driven by pedals
vanish disappear
whip an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
wig hairpiece covering the head and made of human or synthetic hair

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