Definition of carnage in English:


Line breaks: car|nage
Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːnɪdʒ


[mass noun]
The killing of a large number of people: the bombing was timed to cause as much carnage as possible
More example sentences
  • For this day of carnage and tears there can be no justification or excuse.
  • In the Philippines campaign, the fight to liberate Manila ended in carnage.
  • The only problems I can see with the film are it's length and the will to show scenes of carnage on the streets of New York.
slaughter, massacre, mass murder, mass destruction, butchery, bloodbath, indiscriminate bloodshed, bloodletting, annihilation, destruction, decimation, havoc;
informal shambles


early 17th century: from French, from Italian carnaggio, from medieval Latin carnaticum, from Latin caro, carn- 'flesh'.

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