|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a printed punctuation mark (‽), available only in some typefaces, designed to combine the question mark (?) and the exclamation point (!), indicating a mixture of query and interjection, as after a rhetorical question.|
|1.||great fear, panic, or dread|
|2.||a person or thing that inspires great dread|
|3.||informal a troublesome person or thing, esp a child|
|[C14: from Old French terreur, from Latin terror, from terrēre to frighten; related to Greek trein to run away in terror]|
see holy terror.