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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caroling - singing joyful religious songs (especially at Christmas)caroling - singing joyful religious songs (especially at Christmas)
singing, vocalizing - the act of singing vocal music
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Also featured will be familiar Alfred Burt carols arranged by local composer Jan Sanborn: ``Caroling, Caroling,'' ``Some Children See Him,'' ``O Hearken Ye,'' and ``Star Carol.
12 Days of Holiday Cheer in Burbank kicks off with tree lighting, Santa Claus chatting with good kids and a parade with the Magical Christmas Caroling Truck.
Oh, and guests should arrive early to hear the Merry Minstrels, a Dickens-era-dressed group of carolers that warms up the crowd before the curtain opens with a capella caroling.