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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
1. To sing in a loud, joyous manner.
2. To go from house to house singing Christmas songs.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caroler - a singer of carolscaroler - a singer of carols      
singer, vocalist, vocalizer, vocaliser - a person who sings
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The group, led each year by a single volunteer caroler, typically sings about two dozen Christmas songs during the course of the evening.
Photo: For safety in the dark, one caroler wears a white sandwich board with reflective tape (far left), another wears a jogger's chest band.
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Guests can stroll through the decorated, historic village; listen to carolers and local choirs; take a horse-drawn sleigh ride (weather permitting); enjoy the warmth from a crackling bonfire and fireplaces; and visit with Old Saint Nick.
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Let wreaths be laid, bug les blow; let the mortarboard, gown, and roll gladden the hearts of kin and friends assembled; let the bride, in virgin white, and the groom exchange their vows; let the marchers march, the bands play, the flag wave, the pyrotechnics light up the evening sky; let the witch ride her broom, the goblins scare the wits out of us, the ghosts roam, and the pumpkin-face at the window grin; let the bird make its grand entry and grace the groaning board; let the lights on the tree reflectin the eyes of happy children; let gifts beneath pile high and carolers sing.
To complete the experience, horse-drawn carriages, trolley rides, historic home tours, strolling carolers, art exhibits, and more set the stage for a reminiscent stroll back in time.