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Meaning of “merry-go-round” in the English Dictionary

"merry-go-round" in British English

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merry-go-roundnoun [C]

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

(UK also roundabout, US also carousel) a ​largemachine at a ​fair that ​turns roundand has ​wooden or ​plasticanimals or ​vehicles on which ​childrenride: The ​girlswanted the merry-go-round to go ​faster. US (UK roundabout) a ​flat, round ​piece of ​equipment in ​playareas on which ​childrensit or ​stand and are ​pushed round and round
  • merry-go-round noun [C] (SEVERAL ACTIVITIES)

a ​series of ​similaractivities that can often ​seemboring: With his first ​book came the ​endless merry-go-round ofpublicity and ​interviews.
(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 ​circularstage with ​brightlycoloredartificialanimals that ​children can ​ride on while it ​turns around and around as ​musicplays
(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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