What does the word carousal mean?

Usage examples for carousal

  1. The country people had free access to the city, and Genevieve in her homely gown and veil passed by Hilperik's guards without being suspected of being more than an ordinary Gaulish village maid; and thus she fearlessly made her way, even to the old Roman halls, where the long- haired Hilperik was holding his wild carousal. – A Book of Golden Deeds by Charlotte M. Yonge
  2. The room was strong with smoke and language and expectoration and goodfellowship, to which the maudlin carousal of the line- up at the bar furnished appropriate accompaniment. – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  3. In truth, it was an Homeric carousal. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck