What does Carol mean?

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ˈkær əlCarol

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. carol(Noun)

    A round dance accompanied by singing.

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

  2. carol(Noun)

    A song of joy.

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

  3. carol(Noun)

    A religious song or ballad of joy.

    They sang a Christmas carol.

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

  4. carol(Verb)

    To sing in a joyful manner.

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

  5. carol(Verb)

    To sing carols, especially Christmas carols in a group.

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

  6. carol(Verb)

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

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

  7. carol(Verb)

    To sing (a song) cheerfully.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Carol(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Carol(noun)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Carol(noun)

    joyful music, as of a song

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Carol(verb)

    to praise or celebrate in song

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Carol(verb)

    to sing, especially with joyful notes

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Carol(verb)

    to sing; esp. to sing joyfully; to warble

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Carol(noun)

    alt. of Carrol

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carol

    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.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

Anagrams for Carol »

  1. Carlo, coral, Coral

How to pronounce Carol?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say Carol in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Carol in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Carol in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Carol in a Sentence

  1. Roger Sloboda:

    Considering the recent stuff at USC, I feel sorry for Carol jumping into that mess. But I think shell clean it up, she is a scientist and shell look at the data, figure out what happened and how to fix it.

  2. Nike Okundaye:

    Carol loved the culture and Angela loved the tradition, we hope their photographs will inspire a new generation.

  3. Tim Conway:

    The Carol Burnett Show.

  4. Evan Nappen:

    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.

  5. Lorenzo Soria:

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is delighted to honor Ellen DeGeneres with the Carol Burnett Award.

Images & Illustrations of Carol

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