From Old French carole, from Italian carola, from Medieval Latin choraula, from Ancient Greek Ï�Î¿Ï�Î±Ï�Î»Î®Ï� (choravles) " one who accompanies a chorus on the flute", from Ï�Î¿Ï�Ï�Ï� (choros) "dance, choir" + Î±Ï�Î»Ï�Ï� (avlos) "flute".
- A round dance accompanied by singing.
- A song of joy.
#* 1908: w:Kenneth Grahame|Kenneth Grahame, w:The Wind in the Willows|The Wind in the Willows
#*: The sunshine struck hot on his fur, soft breezes caressed his heated brow, and after the seclusion of the cellarage he had lived in so long the carol of happy birds fell on his dulled hearing almost like a shout.
- A religious song or ballad of joy.
#:They sang a Christmas carol.
trans-top|round dance accompanied by singing
trans-top|song of joy
trans-top|religious song or ballad of joy
Czech: koleda f
Slovak: koleda f
Serbian: koleda f
en-verb|carols|carolling (UK), caroling (US)|carolled (UK), caroled (US))
- intransitive To sing in a joyful manner.
- intransitive To sing carols, especially Christmas carols in a group.
- transitive To praise (someone or something) in or with a song.
- transitive To sing (a song) cheerfully.
trans-top|(intr.) sing in a joyful manner
trans-top|(intr.) sing carols, especially Christmas carols