What does sideshow mean?

Definitions for sideshow
ˈsaɪdˌʃoʊsideshow

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sideshow(noun)

    a subordinate incident of little importance relative to the main event

    "instruction is not an educational sideshow"

  2. sideshow(noun)

    a minor show that is part of a larger one (as at the circus)

Wiktionary

  1. sideshow(Noun)

    A minor attraction at a circus or fair.

  2. sideshow(Noun)

    An incidental spectacle that diverts attention from a larger concern.

  3. sideshow(Noun)

    An event where a large group of people display automotive stunts.

  4. sideshow(Noun)

    An additional concert not part of the programme of a major music festival.

Freebase

  1. Sideshow

    In America, a sideshow is an extra, secondary production associated with a circus, carnival, fair or other such attraction.

How to pronounce sideshow?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say sideshow in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sideshow in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sideshow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of sideshow in a Sentence

  1. Al Sharpton:

    I thought my coming might give a sense of unity in the city ; that we can disagree on cases and on policies but that we are united that the senseless and ruthless killing of officers like your son must be denounced, it is clear though after reading several articles that some union leaders and some others want to turn Al Sharpton and Al Sharpton pastor’s noble efforts into some kind of confrontation or sideshow.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    This is a woman, this is a candidate who is going to be the nominee. We all know it, for all of the Bernie momentum stuff. That’s a sideshow. But you have to go through 15, 16 months of a ritual of actually campaigning, there is no campaign. There is not going to be a debate. There isn’t a challenge. So she is stuck for these 15 or so months pretending to be a candidate and what you get are pretend events.

  3. Geoff Bunn:

    Art is about painting. All the rest is just a sideshow

  4. Mitch McConnell:

    As I said earlier, and I think you already know, we have hired a female assistant to go on staff and to ask these questions in a respectful and professional way, we want this hearing to be handled very professionally, not a political sideshow like you saw the -- put on by the Democrats when they were questioning Brett Kavanaugh.

  5. Fox News:

    Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo, the Pueblo fell through the cracks of history because it became a sideshow to everything that happened.

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    • A. adventure
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