Noel definition

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Christmas.
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(person, proper) A masculine and feminine name.
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Noel is the French word for Christmas.

An example of noel is Joyeux Noel on a Christmas card, meaning Merry Christmas in French.

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The definition of a noel is a Christmas song or carol.

An example of a noel is the song Oh, Christmas Tree.

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A Christmas carol.
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A Christmas carol.
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Christmas.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
noel
Plural:
noels, nols

Origin of noel

  • Middle English noel from Old French variant of nael from Latin nātālis (diēs) (day) of birth from nātus past participle of nāscī to be born genə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition