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

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Examples of carousal in a Sentence

came home tired and hungover after an all-night carousal with his friends

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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“Carousal.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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