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car·ol

 (kăr′əl)
n.
1. A song of praise or joy, especially for Christmas.
2. An old round dance often accompanied by singing.
v. car·oled, car·ol·ing, car·ols also car·olled or car·ol·ling
v.intr.
1. To sing in a loud, joyous manner.
2. To go from house to house singing Christmas songs.
v.tr.
1. To celebrate in or as if in song: caroling the victory.
2. To sing loudly and joyously.

[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; see gher- in Indo-European roots + aulos, flute.]

car′ol·er, car′ol·ler n.

carol

(ˈkærəl)
n
1. (Music, other) a joyful hymn or religious song, esp one (a Christmas carol) celebrating the birth of Christ
2. (Dancing) archaic an old English circular dance
vb, -ols, -olling or -olled, -ols, -oling or -oled
3. (Music, other) (intr) to sing carols at Christmas
4. to sing (something) in a joyful manner
[C13: from Old French, of uncertain origin]
ˈcaroler, ˈcaroller n
ˈcaroling, ˈcarolling n

car•ol

(ˈkær əl)

n., v. -oled, -ol•ing (esp. Brit.) -olled, -ol•ling. n.
1. a song, esp. of joy.
2. a Christmas song or hymn.
v.i.
3. to sing Christmas songs, esp. in a group outdoors.
4. to sing, esp. in a lively, joyous manner.
v.t.
5. to sing joyously.
6. to celebrate in song.
[1250–1300; < Anglo-French carole, < Latin corolla garland < Greek choraúlēs piper =chor(ós) chorus + aulós pipe]
car′ol•er, n.

carol

- A term which originally referred to a non-religious ring dance accompanied by singing. Eventually it came to mean a merry song with a tune that could be danced to. The Italian friars who lived with St. Francis of Assisi were the first to compose Christmas carols, c. 1410.
See also related terms for tune.

Carol

 a band or company; a circle or ring of things; a ring dance with songs; hence, the songs themselves; a ring of standing stones; a company of singers; an assembly. See also choir.
Examples: carol of maidens; of singers; of songs, 1300; of standing stones; of virgins, 1483.

carol


Past participle: carolled
Gerund: carolling

Imperative
carol
carol
Present
I carol
you carol
he/she/it carols
we carol
you carol
they carol
Preterite
I carolled
you carolled
he/she/it carolled
we carolled
you carolled
they carolled
Present Continuous
I am carolling
you are carolling
he/she/it is carolling
we are carolling
you are carolling
they are carolling
Present Perfect
I have carolled
you have carolled
he/she/it has carolled
we have carolled
you have carolled
they have carolled
Past Continuous
I was carolling
you were carolling
he/she/it was carolling
we were carolling
you were carolling
they were carolling
Past Perfect
I had carolled
you had carolled
he/she/it had carolled
we had carolled
you had carolled
they had carolled
Future
I will carol
you will carol
he/she/it will carol
we will carol
you will carol
they will carol
Future Perfect
I will have carolled
you will have carolled
he/she/it will have carolled
we will have carolled
you will have carolled
they will have carolled
Future Continuous
I will be carolling
you will be carolling
he/she/it will be carolling
we will be carolling
you will be carolling
they will be carolling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been carolling
you have been carolling
he/she/it has been carolling
we have been carolling
you have been carolling
they have been carolling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been carolling
you will have been carolling
he/she/it will have been carolling
we will have been carolling
you will have been carolling
they will have been carolling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been carolling
you had been carolling
he/she/it had been carolling
we had been carolling
you had been carolling
they had been carolling
Conditional
I would carol
you would carol
he/she/it would carol
we would carol
you would carol
they would carol
Past Conditional
I would have carolled
you would have carolled
he/she/it would have carolled
we would have carolled
you would have carolled
they would have carolled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carol - joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christcarol - joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ
religious song - religious music for singing
2.carol - a joyful song (usually celebrating the birth of Christ)
song, strain - the act of singing; "with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates"
Verb1.carol - sing carols; "They went caroling on Christmas Day"
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
sing - deliver by singing; "Sing Christmas carols"

carol

noun song, noel, hymn, Christmas song, canticle The singing of Christmas carols is ultimately of pagan origin.

carol

verb
To utter words or sounds in musical tones:
Archaic: tune.
Translations
koleda
glædessangjulesang
laulu
Carolechant
božićna pjesma
vidám ének
söngur
キャロル
캐럴
džiaugsminga giesmė
korālisslavas dziesma
koleda
koleda
julsång
เพลงสวดหรือเพลงร้องเพื่อความสนุกสนาน
Noel şarkısıneşeli şarkı
bài hát mừng Giáng Sinh

carol

[ˈkærəl]
A. N (also Christmas carol) → villancico m
B. VI (liter) → cantar alegremente
C. CPD carol singer N persona que canta villancicos en Navidad

carol

[ˈkærəl] n
(also Christmas carol) → chant m de Noël
chant m joyeux

carol

nLied nt
vi (old, liter)(fröhlich) singen, jubilieren (old, liter); (bird)tirilieren (old, liter)

carol

:
carol singers
pl˜ Sternsinger pl
carol singing
nWeihnachtssingen nt

carol

[ˈkærl] n (Christmas) carolcanto di Natale

carol

(ˈkӕrəl) noun
a song of joy or praise, especially for Christmas.

carol

أُنْشُودةُ عِيْد الـمِيلاد koleda glædessang Weihnachtslied κάλαντα villancico laulu chant božićna pjesma canto di Natale キャロル 캐럴 kerstlied julesang kolęda cântico alegre, cântico de Natal рождественский гимн julsång เพลงสวดหรือเพลงร้องเพื่อความสนุกสนาน Noel şarkısı bài hát mừng Giáng Sinh 颂歌
References in classic literature ?
Out in the garden stood a stately snow maiden, crowned with holly, bearing a basket of fruit and flowers in one hand, a great roll of music in the other, a perfect rainbow of an Afghan round her chilly shoulders, and a Christmas carol issuing from her lips on a pink paper streamer.
The carol of the birds was loud and high, and, on the weather-beaten sill of the great window of the bed- chamber of Monsieur the Marquis, one little bird sang its sweetest song with all its might.
The Christmas carol, with its hammer-like rhythm, had fallen on his ears as strange music, quite unlike a hymn, and could have none of the effect Dolly contemplated.
Let the birds to the rise of the mist carol shrill, Let the hunter blow out his load horn on the hill, Softer sounds, softer pleasures, in slumber I prove, But think not I dreamt of thee, Tybalt, my love.
A dainty song,'' said Wamba, when they had finished their carol, ``and I swear by my bauble, a pretty moral
The Jester next struck into another carol, a sort of comic ditty, to which the Knight, catching up the tune, replied in the like manner.
After playing lady's-maid to the new-comer, and putting my cakes in the oven, and making the house and kitchen cheerful with great fires, befitting Christmas-eve, I prepared to sit down and amuse myself by singing carols, all alone; regardless of Joseph's affirmations that he considered the merry tunes I chose as next door to songs.
After the usual carols had been sung, we set them to songs and glees.
Perhaps if I warn't a blacksmith's wife, and (what's the same thing) a slave with her apron never off, I should have been to hear the Carols," said Mrs.
I forgot to say that Chrysostom, who is dead, was a great man for writing verses, so much so that he made carols for Christmas Eve, and plays for Corpus Christi, which the young men of our village acted, and all said they were excellent.
In the course of the night the free trappers surrounded the lodge of the Pierced-nose chief and in lieu of Christmas carols, saluted him with a feude joie.
From Mozart Rachel passed without stopping to old English hunting songs, carols, and hymn tunes, for, as she had observed, any good tune, with a little management, became a tune one could dance to.