A jovial feast or festival a drunken revel a carouse
- revelry in drinking; a merry consuming celebration
- A jovial feast or event; a drunken revel; a carouse.
1735, from carouse (v.) + -al (2). The sooner noun had been simply carouse "a drinking bout" (1550s).
He had never missed a carousal at Danilov's or other Moscow revelers', drank whole nights through, outvying everyone else, and was at all the balls and parties of the best society.