carousal

noun
ca·​rous·​al | \ kə-ˈrau̇-zəl How to pronounce carousal (audio) \
plural carousals

Definition of carousal

: a wild, drunken party or celebration : a drunken revel : carouse entry 2 sense 1 … the general was remarkably addicted to huge entertainments, or rather carousals— Washington Irving He staged mockeries of religious ceremonies and his interminable drunken carousals became obligatory entertainment for many a weary guest.— Richard Wortman

Examples of carousal in a Sentence

came home tired and hungover after an all-night carousal with his friends
Recent Examples on the Web Also on Monday, James shared his own Instagram post commemorating the occasion featuring a carousal of images and videos from race day. Alexandra Schonfeld, PEOPLE.com, 19 Apr. 2022

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First Known Use of carousal

circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of carousal was circa 1760

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Last Updated

4 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Carousal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carousal. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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