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