What does carol mean?

Definitions for carol
ˈkær əlcar·ol

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word carol.

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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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. Gretchen Carlson:

    Carol Costello `` : .

  2. San Francisco publicist Lee Houskeeper:

    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.

  3. Tom Wolfe:

    Carol Doda's Breasts are up there the way one imagines Electra's should have been, two incredible mammiform protrusions, no mere pliable mass of feminine tissues and fats there but living arterial sculpture––viscera spigot––great blown-up aureate morning glories.

  4. Tim Conway:

    The Carol Burnett Show.

  5. 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.

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