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1carol

noun car·ol \ˈker-əl, ˈka-rəl\

: a song sung during the Christmas season

Full Definition of CAROL

1
:  an old round dance with singing
2
:  a song of joy or mirth <the carol of a bird — Lord Byron>
3
:  a popular song or ballad of religious joy

Examples of CAROL

  1. We sang our favorite carols while we decorated the tree.
  2. <sang carols at the Christmas Eve service>

Origin 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

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

Rhymes with CAROL

2carol

verb

: to go from place to place singing Christmas carols

caroled or carolledcarol·ing or carol·ling

Full Definition of CAROL

intransitive verb
1
:  to sing especially in a joyful manner
2
:  to sing carols; specifically :  to go about outdoors in a group singing Christmas carols
transitive verb
1
:  to praise in or as if in song
2
:  to sing especially in a cheerful manner :  warble
car·ol·er or car·ol·ler \-ə-lər\ noun

Examples of CAROL

  1. Last night, we went caroling with our friends.
  2. <she caroled with glee when she heard the good news>

First Known Use of CAROL

14th century

Other Music Terms

cacophony, chorister, concerto, counterpoint, madrigal, obbligato, presto, presto, refrain, riff, segue

Rhymes with CAROL

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