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also No·el  (nō-ĕl′)
1. Christmas.
2. noël also noel A Christmas carol.

[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; see genə- in Indo-European roots.]
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(nəʊˈɛl) or


1. (esp in carols) another word for Christmas
2. (Music, other) (often not capital) rare a Christmas carol
[C19: from French, from Latin nātālis a birthday; see natal1]
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2. (l.c.) a Christmas song or carol.
[1805–15; < French: Christmas < Latin nātālis (diēs) birthday; see natal]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Noel - period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6Noel - period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6
Boxing Day - first weekday after Christmas
Jan, January - the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice
Dec, December - the last (12th) month of the year
season - a recurrent time marked by major holidays; "it was the Christmas season"
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[nəʊˈel] NNavidad f
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(nouˈel) noun
an old word for Christmas.
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References in classic literature ?
Noel Vanstone remains at Brighton after the funeral."
Noel Vanstone succeeds to his father's property, he is the only human being possessed of pecuniary blessings who fails to inspire me with a feeling of unmitigated envy.
Noel, 39, from Cardiff, appeared on This Morning to talk about his time in the band and discuss his latest theatre role in School of Rock.
His owners, Rebecca and Chris, are devastated and hope that Noel and his state-of-the-art technology can save Barney's leg: "The bus wheel caught his back leg, I was just distraught," says Rebecca.
His owners Rebecca and Chris are devastated and hope that Noel and his state-of-the-art technology can save Barney's leg.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds went to number one in the UK, achieved a creditable Top 30 placing in the USA and racked up two platinum discs.
That started a wonderful friendship with Noel and his family.
At St Marks (now Barlow) we were 'streamed' into classes so the name MARKS was used; I was in 1R with Noel. Unfortunately, the streaming system was unkind to Noel who was moved into 'K'.
Before his shock exit on Friday, 69-year-old Noel's trim physique had impressed his campmates and the viewers.
But his third wife Liz, 49, said Noel's departure was written in the stars.