Carousal Ca*rous"al, n. [See {Carouse}, but also cf. F. carrousel tilt.] A jovial feast or festival; a drunken revel; a carouse. [1913 Webster]

The swains were preparing for a carousal. --Sterne.

Syn: Banquet; revel; orgie; carouse. See {Feast}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • carousal — [kə rou′zəl] n. CAROUSE (n. 1) …   English World dictionary

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  • carousal — ca·rous·al || kÉ™ raÊŠzl n. drunkenness; wild drunken behavior …   English contemporary dictionary

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