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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kuh-rouz]
    • /kəˈraʊz/
    • /kəˈraʊz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh-rouz]
    • /kəˈraʊz/

Definitions of carousing word

  • verb without object carousing to engage in a drunken revel: They caroused all night. 1
  • verb without object carousing to drink deeply and frequently. 1
  • abbreviation CAROUSING carousal. 1
  • noun carousing Present participle of carouse. 1

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Origin of carousing

First appearance:

before 1550
One of the 31% oldest English words
1550-60; variant of garouse < German gar aus (trinken) (to drink) fully out, i.e. drain the cup; compare Middle French carous < dialectal German gar ūs

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carousing popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

carousing usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for carousing

noun carousing

  • festivities — a festive celebration or occasion.
  • partying — a social gathering, as of invited guests at a private home, for conversation, refreshments, entertainment, etc.: a cocktail party.
  • revels — former Russian name of Tallinn.
  • revelry — reveling; boisterous festivity: Their revelry could be heard across the river.

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