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carol


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carol  \Car"ol\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Caroled},  or  {Carolled};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Caroling},  or  {Carolling}.] 
  1.  To  praise  or  celebrate  in  song. 
 
  The  Shepherds  at  their  festivals  Carol  her  goodness. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  sing,  especially  with  joyful  notes. 
 
  Hovering  swans  .  .  .  carol  sounds  harmonious. 
  --Prior. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carol  \Car"ol\,  v.  i. 
  To  sing;  esp.  to  sing  joyfully;  to  warble. 
 
  And  carol  of  love's  high  praise.  --Spenser. 
 
  The  gray  linnets  carol  from  the  hill.  --Beattie. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carol  \Car"ol\,  Carrol  \Car"rol\,  n.  [OF.  carole  a  sort  of 
  circular  space,  or  carol.]  (Arch.) 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carol  \Car"ol\,  n.  [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.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carol 
  n  1:  joyful  religious  song  celebrating  the  birth  of  Christ  [syn: 
  {Christmas  carol}] 
  2:  a  joyful  song  (usually  celebrating  the  birth  of  Christ) 
  v  :  sing  carols;  "They  went  caroling  on  Christmas  Day"  [syn:  {wassail}] 




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