Noel

[ noh-el for 1, 2; noh-uh l, nohl for 3 ]
/ noʊˈɛl for 1, 2; ˈnoʊ əl, noʊl for 3 /

noun

the Christmas season; yuletide.
(lowercase) a Christmas song or carol.
a male given name.

Origin of Noel

1805–15; < FrenchLatin nātālis (diēs) birthday; see natal
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Noel

Nol

/ (nəʊˈɛl) /

noun

(esp in carols) another word for Christmas
(often not capital) rare a Christmas carol

Word Origin for Noel

C19: from French, from Latin nātālis a birthday; see natal 1
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