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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.
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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.
When people go caroling these days, they usually sing "Good King Wenceslas.
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.