Carol meaning

kăr'əl
A song of praise or joy, especially for Christmas.
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An old round dance often accompanied by singing.
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To sing in a loud, joyous manner.
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To go from house to house singing Christmas songs.
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To celebrate in or as if in song.

Caroling the victory.

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To sing loudly and joyously.
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A kind of circle dance.
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A song of joy or praise; esp., a Christmas song.
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To sing, esp. in joy; warble.
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To sing carols, esp. Christmas carols, in chorus with others.
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To sing (a tune, etc.)
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To praise in song.
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A feminine name.
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A masculine name.
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(historical) A round dance accompanied by singing.
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A song of joy.
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A religious song or ballad of joy.

They sang a Christmas carol.

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(intransitive) To sing in a joyful manner.
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(intransitive) To sing carols, especially Christmas carols in a group.
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To praise or celebrate in song.
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To sing (a song) cheerfully.
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A female given name, popular in the middle of the 20th century.
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A male given name.
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Origin of carol

  • Middle English carole round dance with singing from Old French probably from Late Latin choraula choral song from Latin choraulēs accompanist from Greek khoraulēs khoros choral dance gher-1 in Indo-European roots aulos flute
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French carole, from Old Italian carola, from Medieval Latin choraula, from Ancient Greek χοραυλής (choravles, “one who accompanies a chorus on the flute”), from χορός (choros, “dance, choir”) + αὐλός (avlos, “flute”). Compare chorus, terpsichorean.
    From Wiktionary
  • Shortened from Latin Carolus; also an Anglicization of Romanian Carol , or Polish or Slovak Karol, all cognates of the English Charles.
    From Wiktionary
  • Shortened from Caroline. Associated by folk etymology with the English noun carol.
    From Wiktionary