carol, Christmas carol(noun)
joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ
a joyful song (usually celebrating the birth of Christ)
"They went caroling on Christmas Day"
A round dance accompanied by singing.
A song of joy.
A religious song or ballad of joy.
They sang a Christmas carol.
To sing in a joyful manner.
To sing carols, especially Christmas carols in a group.
To praise (someone or something) in or with a song.
To sing (a song) cheerfully.
Origin: Shortened from Carolus; also an Anglicization of Romanian Carol , or Polish or Slovak Karol, all cognates of the English Charles.
a round dance
a song of joy, exultation, or mirth; a lay
a song of praise of devotion; as, a Christmas or Easter carol
joyful music, as of a song
to praise or celebrate in song
to sing, especially with joyful notes
to sing; esp. to sing joyfully; to warble
alt. of Carrol
Origin: [OF. carole a kind of dance wherein many dance together, fr. caroler to dance; perh. from Celtic; cf. Armor. koroll, n., korolla, korolli, v., Ir. car music, turn, circular motion, also L. choraula a flute player, charus a dance, chorus, choir.]
A carol is in modern parlance a festive song, generally religious but not necessarily connected with church worship, and often with a dance-like or popular character. Today the carol is represented almost exclusively by the Christmas carol, the Advent carol, and to a much lesser extent by the Easter carol; however, despite their present association with religion, this has not always been the case.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kar′ol, n. a song of joy or praise.—v.i. to sing a carol: to sing or warble.—v.t. to praise or celebrate in song:—pr.p. car′olling; pa.p. car′olled.—n. Car′olling, the act of the verb to carol. [O. Fr. carole; It. carola, orig. a ring-dance; acc. to Diez, a dim. of L. chorus.]
Song lyrics by carol -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by carol on the Lyrics.com website.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Carol' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4229
Carlo, coral, Coral
The numerical value of Carol in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Carol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
She’s a sex bomb, who likes to craft america is going to fall in love with Carol.
When the beatniks were handing the torch to the hippies, a girl named Carol Doda changed the world from a pole at the corner of Columbus Avenue and Broadway.
Before long, we knew we had something special, cBS then put' Mary Tyler Moore' in, they put' Carol Burnett' in, they built a night that became a monster for CBS.
The death of Carol Glover was an unnecessary tragedy. So many things went wrong. Radios didn't work. Ventilation fans didn't get smoke out, the ventilation on the trains themselves sucked smoke into the trains.
Carol Bowne should have been granted that permit in a timely matter, especially given Carol Bowne status as a domestic violence victim, carol Bowne would have qualified for a permit since Carol Bowne was attacked ; only now it’s too late.
Images & Illustrations of Carol
Translations for Carol
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for Carol »
Find a translation for the Carol definition in other languages:
Select another language: