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"merry-go-round" in British English

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merry-go-roundnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmer.i.ɡəʊˌraʊnd/  us   /ˈmer.i.ɡoʊˌraʊnd/
  • merry-go-round noun [C] (FOR CHILDREN)

(UK also roundabout, US also carousel) a large machine at a fair that turns round and has wooden or plastic animals or vehicles on which children ride: The girls wanted the merry-go-round to go faster.
US (UK roundabout) a flat, round piece of equipment in play areas on which children sit or stand and are pushed round and round
(Definition of merry-go-round from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"merry-go-round" in American English

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merry-go-roundnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmer·i·ɡoʊˌrɑʊnd/ (also carousel)
a circular stage with brightly colored artificial animals that children can ride on while it turns around and around as music plays
(Definition of merry-go-round from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “merry-go-round”
in Chinese (Simplified) 儿童的, 旋转木马…
in Chinese (Traditional) 兒童的, 旋轉木馬…
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