carousel

noun car·ou·sel \ ˌker-ə-ˈsel , ˌka-rə- also -ˈzel ; ˈker-ə-ˌ , ˈka-rə- \
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Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of carousel

1 :a tournament or exhibition in which horsemen execute evolutions
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

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Origin and Etymology of carousel

French carrousel, from Italian carosello

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CAROUSEL Defined for English Language Learners

carousel

noun

Definition of carousel for English Language Learners

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


CAROUSEL Defined for Kids

carousel

noun car·ou·sel \ ˌker-ə-ˈsel \

Definition of carousel for Students



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