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Syllabification: car·nage
Pronunciation: /ˈkärnij

Definition of carnage in English:


The killing of a large number of people.
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, butchery, bloodbath, bloodletting, gore;


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

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