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carol

[ kar-uhl ]
/ 藞k忙r 蓹l /
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noun
verb (used without object), car路oled, car路ol路ing or (especially British) car路olled, car路ol路ling.
to sing Christmas songs or hymns, especially in a group performing in a public place or going from house to house.
to sing, especially in a lively, joyous manner; warble.
verb (used with object), car路oled, car路ol路ing or (especially British) car路olled, car路ol路ling.
to sing joyously.
to praise or celebrate in song.

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Origin of carol

1250鈥1300; Middle English carole ring, circle (of stones), enclosed place for study (see carrel), ringdance with song (hence, song) <Anglo-French carole,Old French *corole (compare Old Proven莽al corola), apparently <Latin corolla garland (see corolla), conflated with Latin choraula<Greek chora煤l膿s piper for choral dance, equivalent to chor(贸s) chorus + -aul膿s, derivative of aul贸s pipe

OTHER WORDS FROM carol

car路ol路er; especially British, car路ol路ler, nounoutcarol, verb (used with object), out路car路oled, out路car路ol路ing or (especially British) out路car路olled, out路car路ol路ling.un路car路oled, adjectiveun路car路olled, adjective

Other definitions for carol (2 of 3)

Carol
[ kar-uhl ]
/ 藞k忙r 蓹l /

noun
a male or female given name.

Other definitions for carol (3 of 3)

Carol.

abbreviation
Carolingian.
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British Dictionary definitions for carol

carol
/ (藞k忙r蓹l) /

noun
a joyful hymn or religious song, esp one (a Christmas carol) celebrating the birth of Christ
archaic an old English circular dance
verb -ols, -olling or -olled or US -ols, -oling or -oled
(intr) to sing carols at Christmas
to sing (something) in a joyful manner

Derived forms of carol

caroler or caroller, nouncaroling or carolling, noun

Word Origin for carol

C13: from Old French, of uncertain origin
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