Definition of merry-go-round noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmeri ɡəʊ raʊnd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmeri ɡoʊ raʊnd//
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  1. 1(also carousel especially in North American English) (British English also roundabout) a round platform with model horses, cars, etc. that turns around and around and that children ride on at a fairground
  2. 2(North American English) (British English roundabout) a round platform for children to play on in a park, etc. that is pushed round while the children are sitting on it
  3. 3continuous busy activity or a continuous series of changing events He was tired of the merry-go-round of romance and longed to settle down.
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