1754 in reference to peculiar behavior, 1794 of a fantastic type of performance or writing, from Italian extravaganza, literally "an extravagance," from estravagante, from Medieval Latin extravagantem (see extravagant). Related: Extravaganzist.
1. Almost from the outset, the extravaganza was beset with difficulties.
2. They will be laying on liquid refreshment to fortify brides-to-be for the shopping extravaganza ahead.
3. Her latest musical extravaganza features fifty dancing girls and live horseson stage.
4. Washington is an extravaganza of great buildings, greenery, and monuments ( Larry Griffin )
华盛顿是一个雄伟建筑 、 绿树和纪念碑荟萃的地方 ( 拉里格里芬 )
5. Competitors must have already purchased the 2009 Extravaganza Admission Ticket.