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CAROL, n. A song of joy and exultation; a song of devotion; or a song in general.

CAROL, v.i. To sing; to warble; to sing in joy or festivity.

CAROL, v.t. To praise or celebrate in song.




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CAROL, n. A song of joy and exultation; a song of devotion; or a song in general.

CAROL, v.i. To sing; to warble; to sing in joy or festivity.

CAROL, v.t. To praise or celebrate in song.


CAR'OL, n. [It. carola; W. carawl; Arm. coroll, a dance; W. cor, Corn. karol, a choir.]

A song of joy and exultation; a song of devotion; or a song in general. – Dryden. Spenser. Bacon. Milton.


CAR'OL, v.i. [It. carolare; W. caroli; Arm. carolli, to dance, to sing love songs.]

To sing; to warble; to sing in joy or festivity. – Prior. Shak.


CAR'OL, v.t.

To praise or celebrate in song. – Milton.


Car"ol
  1. A round dance.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.
  2. To praise or celebrate in song.

    The Shepherds at their festivals
    Carol her goodness.
    Milton.

  3. To sing] esp. to sing joyfully; to warble.

    And carol of love's high praise.
    Spenser.

    The gray linnets carol from the hill.
    Beattie.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. To sing, especially with joyful notes.

    Hovering swans . . . carol sounds harmonious.
    Prior.

  7. 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.

  8. Joyful music, as of a song.

    I heard the bells on Christmans Day
    Their old, familiar carol play.
    Longfellow.

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Carol

CAROL, noun A song of joy and exultation; a song of devotion; or a song in general.

CAROL, verb intransitive To sing; to warble; to sing in joy or festivity.

CAROL, verb transitive To praise or celebrate in song.

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