carousal

noun

ca·​rous·​al kə-ˈrau̇-zəl How to pronounce carousal (audio)
plural carousals
: a wild, drunken party or celebration : a drunken revel : carouse entry 2 sense 1
… the general was remarkably addicted to huge entertainments, or rather carousalsWashington 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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carousal was circa 1760

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Cite this Entry

“Carousal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carousal. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

carousal

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