n. collection of live wild animals on exhibition; enclosure in which wild animals are kept
Whenever the children run wild around the house, Mom shouts, "Calm down! I'm not running a menagerie!"
Sentence in Classic:
Smaller boys than himself flocked at his heels, as proud to be seen with him, and tolerated by him, as if he had been the drummer at the head of a procession or the elephant leading a menagerie into town.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
The mountebanks gave out that the tricolored cockade was a unique phenomenon made by God expressly for their menagerie.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
This grating was nothing else than a piece of the brass screens with which aviaries are covered in menageries.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context