Part of speech: noun

Extensive and bloody slaughter; massacre; also, the bodies of the slain.

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Usage examples "carnage":

  1. " To us who are Socialists the workers of Germany and Austria, no less than the workers of France and Russia, are comrades and brothers; in this hour of carnage and eclipse we have friendship and compassion to all victims of militarism. - "The Healing of Nations and the Hidden Sources of Their Strife", Edward Carpenter.
  2. At last the ditch swarmed full of writhing forms and the carnage was dire. - "Humorous Ghost Stories", Dorothy Scarborough.
  3. In a vivid description of a battle, in the midst of lurid flames, of blood and carnage, the enemy is " put to sleep with the sword." - "Studies from Court and Cloister", J.M. Stone.