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Pronunciation : Car"ol
Part of Speech : n.
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.]
Definition : 1. A round dance. [Obs.] Chaucer.

2. A song of joy, exultation, or mirth; a lay. The costly feast, the carol, and the dance. Dryden It was the carol of a bird. Byron.

3. A song of praise of devotion; as, a Christmas or Easter carol. Heard a carol, mournful, holy. Tennyson. In the darkness sing your carol of high praise. Keble.

4. Joyful music, as of a song. I heard the bells on Christmans Day Their old, familiar carol play. Longfellow.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Car"ol, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Caroled, or Carolled; p. pr. & vb. n. Caroling
Part of Speech : or
Definition : 1. To praise or celebrate in song. The Shepherds at their festivals Carol her goodness. Milton.

2. To sing, especially with joyful notes. Hovering awans . . . carol sounds harmonious. Prior.

Carolling.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Car"ol
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : Defn: To sing; esp. to sing joyfully; to warble. And carol of love's high praise. Spenser. The gray linnets carol from the hill. Beattie.

i.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Car"ol, Car"rol
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [OF. carole a sort of circular space, or carol.] (Arch.)
Definition : Defn: A small closet or inclosure built against a window on the inner side, to sit in for study. The word was used as late as the 16th century. A bay window may thus be called a carol. Parker.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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