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carrousel (ride)

Definition:

a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

carrousels

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

carousel [American spelling] | merry-go-round | roundabout | whirligig

Etymology:

"merry-go-round", earlier "playful tournament of knights in chariots or on...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of carrousel...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Carousel | merry-go-round | galloper | jumper | roundabout | horseabout | flying horses

an amusement ride consisting of a rotating circular platform with seats for riders. The "seats" are traditionally in the form of rows of wooden horses or other animals mounted on posts, many of which are moved up and down by gearwork to simulate ... (43 of 4339 words, 23 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Carousel

New World Dictionary:

carousel

[United States] a merry-go-round | [United States] something that revolves like a merry-go-round | [United States] a circular baggage conveyor in an ... (20 of 87 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/carousel

Wiktionary:

carrousel | carrousels [plural] | carousel [sense-specific]

a ride in a carnival or circus, or park, that usually has seats fashioned like horses or other animals | a means of retrieving luggage at an airport or other travel area (31 of 40 words, 2 definitions, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/carrousel

Collins Dictionary:

carousel | merry-go-round [Britain and certain other countries, synonym, sense-specific] | roundabout [Britain and certain other countries, synonym, sense-specific]

a circular magazine in which slides for a projector are held: it moves round as each slide is shown | a rotating conveyor belt for luggage, as at an ... (28 of 543 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/carousel

Merriam-Webster:

carousel | carrousel | merry-go-round [synonym, sense-specific]

a tournament or exhibition in which horsemen execute evolutions | "merry-go-round" ; a circular conveyor ; a revolving case or tray used for storage ... (23 of 103 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/carousel

Oxford Dictionary:

carousel | carrousel

Syllabification: (car·ou·sel) | [North American] : a merry-go-round. | a rotating machine or device, in particular a conveyor system at an airport ... (20 of 86 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/carousel

Random House Dictionary:

carousel | Carousel | carrousel | merry-go-round [synonym, definition 1, sense-specific]

merry-go-round (definition 1) | a continuously revolving belt, track or other device on which items are placed for later retrieval. | "Carousel" : ... (21 of 66 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/carousel

American Heritage Dictionary:

carousel | carrousel [sense-specific]

A merry-go-round, as one at an amusement park. | A circular conveyor on which objects are displayed or rotated | A tournament in which knights or ... (24 of 54 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/carousel

Cambridge Dictionary:

merry-go-round [entry 1] | roundabout | carousel

([British] "roundabout":, [United States] "carousel") a large machine at a fair which turns round and has wooden or plastic animals or vehicles on ... (23 of 44 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/merry-go-round 1

carousel [entry 2]

a continuous moving strip on which airport passengers' bags are put for collection (13 of 21 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/carousel 2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

carousel [countable] | carousels [plural]

a moving surface in an airport from which you collect your bags | [United States] a roundabout [definition 2] (18 of 42 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/carousel

Encarta Dictionary:

carousel | carousels [plural]

Same as merry-go-round (sense 1) | a circular conveyor belt, especially one at an airport displaying baggage for arriving passengers to pick up | a ... (23 of 68 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595073​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

carrousel

First use: 1670s

Origin: "merry-go-round", earlier "playful tournament of knights in chariots or on horseback" (1640s), from French carrousel "a tilting match", from ... (20 of 88 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=carrousel

Wiktionary:

carrousel | carrousels [plural]

Origin: French carrousel.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/carrousel

carousel | carousels [plural]

Origin: French carrousel, from Italian carosello, probably from carro, from Latin carrus.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/carousel

New World Dictionary:

carousel

Origin: French carrousel from Italian dialect (Naples) carusiello, tournament in which players threw reed lances or balls of chalk at opponents, ... (20 of 43 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/carousel

Collins Dictionary:

carousel

First use: 17th century

Origin: from French carrousel, from Italian carosello, of uncertain origin

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/carousel

American Heritage Dictionary:

carousel

Origin: French carrousel, tilting match, carousel, from Italian carosello, tilting match.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/carousel

Oxford Dictionary:

carousel [North American]

First use: mid 17th century

Origin: French carrousel, from Italian carosello

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/carousel

Merriam-Webster:

carousel | carrousel

First use: 1650

Origin: French carrousel, from Italian carosello

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/carousel

Encarta Dictionary:

carousel | carousels [plural]

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: French carrousel from Italian carosello "tilting match"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595073​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

carrousel

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "carrousel"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "carrousel"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "carrousel" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/carrousel

carousel

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "carousel"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "carousel"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/carousel

YourDictionary Audio:

carrousel

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "carrousel" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/carrousel

carousel

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "carousel" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/carousel

Collins Dictionary:

carousel

Audio: British English pronunciation of "carousel"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/carousel

Macmillan American Dictionary:

carousel [countable] | carousels [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "carousel"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/carousel

Macmillan British Dictionary:

carousel [countable] | carousels [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "carousel"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/carousel

Cambridge Dictionary:

Carousel [entry 3, trademark]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "Carousel"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "Carousel"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/carousel 3

Google Dictionary:

carousel | carousels [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "carousel"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=carousel

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

carousel

Audio: North American pronunciation of "carousel"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=carro​01​k word=carousel

carousel

Audio: North American pronunciation of "carousel"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=carro​02​k word=carousel

carousel

Audio: North American pronunciation of "carousel"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=carous​03 word=carousel

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