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Definition of "carousal" [ca•rous•al]

  • A riotous drinking party. (noun)
  • Boisterous drunken merrymaking or revelry. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "carousal" in a sentence
  • "Now when the carousal was at an end, Al – Amin commanded one of his servants to fill the boat, wherein Ja’afar had come, with dirhams and dinars and all manner of jewels and jacinths and rich raiment and goods galore."
  • "When the order of "boot and saddle" was given by Habershaw, the several members of the troop repaired to their horses, where a short time was spent in making ready for the march; after which the whole squad returned to the porch and occupied the few moments of delay in that loud and boisterous carousal which is apt to mark the conduct of such an ill-organized body in the interval immediately preceding the commencement of a day's ride."
  • "Personally, I don't know why they can't find a new vendor for a small group of amusement park rides: A Ferris wheel, carousal, etc - stuff that every age can enjoy, along with a few carnival games."