carrousel

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English[edit]

A carrousel

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French carrousel, originally a kind of tournament, probably from Italian carosello, of obscure origin.

Noun[edit]

carrousel (plural carrousels)

  1. a ride in a carnival or circus, or park, that usually has seats fashioned like horses or other animals
    • 1951, J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 25:
      That's one nice thing about carrousels, they always play the same song.
  2. a means of retrieving luggage at an airport or other travel area
    • Pick up our luggage at carrousel number 4.
  3. An equestrian discipline in which groups of riders form various formations

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French carrousel.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɑ.ruˈsɛl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: car‧rou‧sel
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Noun[edit]

carrousel m (plural carrousels, diminutive carrouselletje n)

  1. carrousel, merry-go-round (fairground ride)
    Synonym: draaimolen
  2. carrousel, type of group dressage in formation (equestrian discipline)