carousel

noun
car·​ou·​sel | \ ˌker-ə-ˈsel How to pronounce carousel (audio) , ˌka-rə- also -ˈzel How to pronounce carousel (audio) , ˈker-ə-ˌsel How to pronounce carousel (audio) , ˈka-rə- How to pronounce carousel (audio) \
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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

He loves to ride on the carousel at the park. the luggage carousel at the airport a CD player with a six-disk carousel
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Recent Examples on the Web

All on its own, the drone could run missions to deliver supplies to multiple fire crews at four different locations using its four-hook carousel. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "A military helicopter drone that can fight wildfires," 9 Aug. 2018 The Boeing deal is the latest in Aerion’s changing carousel of big aerospace partnerships. Dominic Gates, The Seattle Times, "Boeing invests in advanced supersonic business jet," 5 Feb. 2019 In an Instagram carousel of 3 moody, black-and-white images, Selena is seen peeking over her shoulder in white top, looking through a magnifying glass, and lying on a bed half covered in shadow. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Selena Gomez Breaks Her Silence To Thank Fans on Instagram After Year Of "Challenges"," 14 Jan. 2019 There is a shout-out to Ariana Grande, a birthday tribute to Maya Angelou, and a carousel of magazine covers graced by her Ocean’s 8 co-stars. Elizabeth Holmes, Town & Country, "Anne Hathaway Is Nobody's Punching Bag," 8 Jan. 2019 Ambrosio’s kids rode the carousel at Pier 39, and ventured down the hairpin turns of Lombard Street. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Alessandra Ambrosio Is Road Tripping Up the California Coast, Taking Gorgeous Photos Along the Way," 22 Aug. 2018 For a deck-by-deck tour of a Princess ship, scroll through the carousel at the top of this story. Gene Sloan, USA TODAY, "Princess Cruises ship to go around the world in 111 days," 2 May 2018 Inside the front doors, in a spacious, circular room, is the carousel itself. OregonLive.com, "Oregon carousel is a whimsical work in progress," 8 Mar. 2018 The property included a private amusement park with a ferris wheel, roller coaster, carousel, bumper cars, and an arcade, as well as two steam locomotives. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Neverland Ranch Is Back on the Market, Here's Everything You Need to Know," 6 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of carousel

1650, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for carousel

French carrousel, from Italian carosello

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carousel

carousingly

carp

carp-

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carousel

noun

English Language Learners Definition of carousel

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

carousel

noun
car·​ou·​sel | \ ˌker-ə-ˈsel\

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