verb (used without object), car·oled, car·ol·ing or (especially British) car·olled, car·ol·ling.
verb (used with object), car·oled, car·ol·ing or (especially British) car·olled, car·ol·ling.
Origin of carol
Examples from the Web for carol
A Christmas Carol revived and reinvented it around the gift of giving.
Finally, a score or so of films have been made of the story, some called A Christmas Carol and others, simply, Scrooge.
When A Christmas Carol was published just in time for the Christmas of 1843, the holiday had been in a long decline in England.
By that logic however, Carol is also being floated as a possible casualty of the episode.
Meanwhile, Beth is working from inside the hospital to secure the drugs Carol needs and to keep her hooked up to an IV drip.
With the congressman's secretary and the teacher Carol leased a small flat.
Dora was nearly a couple of inches taller than Miss Carol, and some three years older.The Missionary|George Griffith
After "setting the hook" securely, Carol and Bill donned swim suits, dove overboard and swam lazily the 300 yards in to shore.The Day of the Dog|Anderson Horne
What workman would not be glad to carol such stanzas as the following, if they were set to popular airs?John Greenleaf Whittier|W. Sloane Kennedy
Though the town seemed to Carol to change no more than the surrounding fields, there was a constant shifting, these three years.
verb -ols, -olling or -olled or US -ols, -oling or -oled
Word Origin for carol
c.1300, "joyful song," also "dance in a ring," from Old French carole "kind of dance in a ring, round dance accompanied by singers," perhaps from Medieval Latin choraula "a dance to the flute," from Latin choraules "flute-player," from Greek khoraules "flute player who accompanies the choral dance," from khoros "chorus" (see chorus) + aulein "to play the flute," from aulos "reed instrument" (see alveolus). The meaning "Christmas hymn of joy" is attested from c.1500.
masc. proper name, from Medieval Latin Carolus (see Charles). As a fem. proper name, an abbreviation of Caroline. The masc. name never has been popular in U.S.; the fem. form was common after c.1900 and was a top-10 name for U.S. girls born 1936-1950.