Complete Definition of "carol"

see|Carol
English

Etymology
From Old French carole, from Italian carola, from Medieval Latin choraula, from Ancient Greek ÏοÏαÏÎ»Î®Ï (choravles) " one who accompanies a chorus on the flute", from ÏοÏÏÏ (choros) "dance, choir" + αÏλÏÏ (avlos) "flute".

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ærÉl|-ærÉl

Noun
en-noun

  1. A round dance accompanied by singing.
  2. 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.

  1. A religious song or ballad of joy.

#:They sang a Christmas carol.

Translations
trans-top|round dance accompanied by singing
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trans-top|song of joy
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trans-top|religious song or ballad of joy
Czech: koleda f
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Slovak: koleda f
Serbian: koleda f
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Verb
en-verb|carols|carolling (UK), caroling (US)|carolled (UK), caroled (US))

  1. intransitive To sing in a joyful manner.
  2. intransitive To sing carols, especially Christmas carols in a group.
  3. transitive To praise (someone or something) in or with a song.
  4. transitive To sing (a song) cheerfully.

Translations
trans-top|(intr.) sing in a joyful manner
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trans-top|(intr.) sing carols, especially Christmas carols
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Slovak: koledovať
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Category:Greek derivations

io:carol
ru:carol
te:carol
vi:carol
zh:carol

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