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Meaning of CAROL

Pronunciation:  'karul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a joyful song (usually celebrating the birth of Christ)
  2. [n]  joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ
  3. [v]  sing carols; "They went caroling on Christmas Day"

CAROL is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Christmas carol
 See Also: religious song, sing, song, strain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Car"ol\, n. [OF. carole a kind of dance wherein many
    dance together, fr. caroler to dance; perh. from Celtic; cf.
    Armor. koroll, n., korolla, korolli, v., Ir. car music, turn,
    circular motion, also L. choraula a flute player, charus a
    dance, chorus, choir.]
    1. A round dance. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    2. A song of joy, exultation, or mirth; a lay.
             The costly feast, the carol, and the dance. --Dryden
             It was the carol of a bird.           --Byron.
    3. A song of praise of devotion; as, a Christmas or Easter
             Heard a carol, mournful, holy.        --Tennyson.
             In the darkness sing your carol of high praise.
    4. Joyful music, as of a song.
             I heard the bells on Christmans Day Their old,
             familiar carol play.                  --Longfellow.
  2. \Car"ol\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Caroled}, or {Carolled}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Caroling}, or {Carolling}.]
    1. To praise or celebrate in song.
             The Shepherds at their festivals Carol her goodness.
    2. To sing, especially with joyful notes.
             Hovering swans . . . carol sounds harmonious.
  3. \Car"ol\, v. i.
    To sing; esp. to sing joyfully; to warble.
          And carol of love's high praise.         --Spenser.
          The gray linnets carol from the hill.    --Beattie.
  4. \Car"ol\, Carrol \Car"rol\, n. [OF. carole a sort of
    circular space, or carol.] (Arch.)
    A small closet or inclosure built against a window on the
    inner side, to sit in for study. The word was used as late as
    the 16th century.
          A bay window may thus be called a carol. --Parker.
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