Definitions for Carolˈkær əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

car•olˈkær əl(n.; v.)-oled, -ol•ing; -olled, -ol•ling.

  1. (n.)a song, esp. of joy.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. a Christmas song or hymn.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. (v.i.)to sing Christmas songs, esp. in a group outdoors.

    Category: Music and Dance

  4. to sing, esp. in a lively, joyous manner.

    Category: Music and Dance

  5. (v.t.)to sing joyously.

    Category: Music and Dance

  6. to celebrate in song.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of carol:

1250–1300; < AF carole, < L corolla garland < Gk choraúlēs piper =chor(ós)chorus+aulós pipe


Princeton's WordNet

  1. carol, Christmas carol(noun)

    joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ

  2. carol(verb)

    a joyful song (usually celebrating the birth of Christ)

  3. carol(verb)

    sing carols

    "They went caroling on Christmas Day"


  1. carol(Noun)

    A round dance accompanied by singing.

  2. carol(Noun)

    A song of joy.

  3. carol(Noun)

    A religious song or ballad of joy.

    They sang a Christmas carol.

  4. carol(Verb)

    To sing in a joyful manner.

  5. carol(Verb)

    To sing carols, especially Christmas carols in a group.

  6. carol(Verb)

    To praise (someone or something) in or with a song.

  7. carol(Verb)

    To sing (a song) cheerfully.

  8. Origin: Shortened from Carolus; also an Anglicization of Romanian Carol , or Polish or Slovak Karol, all cognates of the English Charles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carol(noun)

    a round dance

  2. Carol(noun)

    a song of joy, exultation, or mirth; a lay

  3. Carol(noun)

    a song of praise of devotion; as, a Christmas or Easter carol

  4. Carol(noun)

    joyful music, as of a song

  5. Carol(verb)

    to praise or celebrate in song

  6. Carol(verb)

    to sing, especially with joyful notes

  7. Carol(verb)

    to sing; esp. to sing joyfully; to warble

  8. Carol(noun)

    alt. of Carrol


  1. Carol

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Carol' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4229

Translations for Carol

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a song of joy or praise, especially for Christmas.

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