What does sideshow mean?

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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)


  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.


  1. Sideshow

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

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How to say sideshow in sign language?

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  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. 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.

  2. Steven Sotloff:

    The foreign fighter thing is a sideshow in this conflict... but at the end of the day it really isn't a long-term solution or particularly important part, the guys that SOLI are training are the most highly capable, intelligent, motivated fighters that we've had -- they request that we get up early to do physical training.

  3. Marco Rubio:

    These kinds of theatrics by Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are an entertaining sideshow, but they have nothing to do with defeating Hillary Clinton, i'm going to stay focused on uniting the Republican party so we can defeat Hillary Clinton and turn the page on eight years of liberal failure. We don't have time for these kinds of distractions.

  4. 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.

  5. Geoff Bunn:

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

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