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Meaning of merry-go-round

mer•ry-go-round

Pronunciation: (mer'ē-gō-round"), [key]
— n.
  1. (in amusement parks, carnivals, etc.) a revolving, circular platform with wooden horses or other animals, benches, etc., on which people may sit or ride, usually to the accompaniment of mechanical or recorded music.
  2. a rapid whirl or a busy round, as of social life or business affairs.
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