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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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 in a sentence

  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 carrousel \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 Defined for Kids

carousel

noun car·ou·sel \ˌker-ə-ˈsel\

Definition of carousel for Students





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