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carol

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noun car·ol \ˈker-əl, ˈka-rəl\

Simple Definition of carol

  • : a song sung during the Christmas season

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of carol

  1. 1 :  an old round dance with singing

  2. 2 :  a song of joy or mirth <the carol of a bird — Lord Byron>

  3. 3 :  a popular song or ballad of religious joy

Examples of carol in a sentence

  1. We sang our favorite carols while we decorated the tree.

  2. <sang carols at the Christmas Eve service>



Origin and Etymology of carol

Middle English carole, from Anglo-French, modification of Late Latin choraula choral song, from Latin, choral accompanist, from Greek choraulēs, from choros chorus + aulein to play a reed instrument, from aulos, a reed instrument — more at alveolus


First Known Use: 14th century


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carol

verb car·ol

Simple Definition of carol

  • : to go from place to place singing Christmas carols

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of carol

caroled

or

carolled

caroling

or

carolling

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to sing especially in a joyful manner

  3. 2 :  to sing carols; specifically :  to go about outdoors in a group singing Christmas carols

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to praise in or as if in song

  6. 2 :  to sing especially in a cheerful manner :  warble

caroler

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caroller

play \-ə-lər\ noun

Examples of carol in a sentence

  1. Last night, we went caroling with our friends.

  2. <she caroled with glee when she heard the good news>



14th Century

First Known Use of carol

14th century

Rhymes with carol



CAROL Defined for Kids

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carol

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noun car·ol \ˈker-əl\

Definition of carol for Students

  1. :  a usually religious song of joy




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carol

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verb car·ol

Definition of carol for Students

caroled

or

carolled

caroling

or

carolling

  1. 1 :  to sing in a joyful manner

  2. 2 :  to sing carols and especially Christmas carols

caroler

or

caroller

noun




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