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carousel

noun car·ou·sel \ˌker-ə-ˈsel, ˌka-rə- also -ˈzel; ˈker-ə-ˌ, ˈka-rə-\

Simple Definition of carousel

  • : a machine or device with a moving belt or part that carries things around in a circle

Full Definition of carousel

  1. 1 :  a tournament or exhibition in which horsemen execute evolutions

  2. 2 a :  merry-go-round b :  a circular conveyor <the luggage carousel at the airport> c :  a revolving case or tray used for storage or display

Examples of carousel

  1. He loves to ride on the carousel at the park.

  2. the luggage carousel at the airport

  3. a CD player with a six-disk carousel



Variants of carousel

also car·rou·sel \ˌker-ə-ˈsel, ˌka-rə- also -ˈzel; ˈker-ə-ˌ, ˈka-rə-\

Origin of carousel

French carrousel, from Italian carosello


First Known Use: 1650

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carousel

noun car·ou·sel \ˌker-ə-ˈsel\

Definition of carousel





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