• WordNet 3.6
    • v carol sing carols "They went caroling on Christmas Day"
    • n carol a joyful song (usually celebrating the birth of Christ)
    • n carol joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During the filming of Singin' in the Rain, the director had two ladies Carol Haney and Gwen Verdon put on tap dancing shows and dance around in bucketsful of water. Apparently, he liked Gene Kelly's dancing, but wasn't able to get the sound he wanted for someone dancing in the rain. The sounds of Gene Kelly's tap dancing in the movie aren't really the sounds he made during the filming of the movie.
    • Carol A round dance.
    • n 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. The term carrel, of the same has largely superseded its use. "A bay window may thus be called a carol ."
    • Carol A song of joy, exultation, or mirth; a lay. "The costly feast, the carol , and the dance.""It was the carol of a bird."
    • Carol A song of praise of devotion; as, a Christmas or Easter carol . "Heard a carol , mournful, holy.""In the darkness sing your carol of high praise."
    • Carol Joyful music, as of a song. "I heard the bells on Christmans Day
      Their old, familiar carol play."
    • Carol To praise or celebrate in song. "The Shepherds at their festivals Carol her goodness."
    • Carol To sing, especially with joyful notes. "Hovering swans . . . carol sounds harmonious."
    • v. i Carol To sing; esp. to sing joyfully; to warble. "And carol of love's high praise.""The gray linnets carol from the hill."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Before settling on the name of Tiny Tim for his character in "A Christmas Carol", three other alliterative names were considered by Charles Dickens. They were: Little Larry, Puny Pete and Small Sam.
    • n carol A kind of circular dance.
    • n carol [It is often difficult to tell from the context whether carol is the dance or the song that seems to have been sung as an accompaniment to it; but in Chaucer it usually means simply the dance.]
    • n carol A song, especially one expressive of joy; often, specifically, a joyous song or ballad in celebration of Christmas.
    • carol To sing; warble; sing in joy or festivity.
    • carol To sing joyously.
    • carol To praise or celebrate in song.
    • n carol A ring of leaves or flowers; a garland; a wreath.
    • n carol In architecture: A small closet or inclosure in which to sit and read. A bay-window.
    • n carol Also written carrel, carrell, carrall.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1996, Christmas caroling was banned at two major malls in Pensacola, Florida. Apparently, shoppers and merchants complained the carolers were too loud and took up too much space.
    • n Carol kar′ol a song of joy or praise
    • v.i Carol to sing a carol: to sing or warble
    • v.t Carol to praise or celebrate in song:—pr.p. car′olling; pa.p. car′olled
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  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “I heard the bells on Christmas Day. Their old familiar carols play. And wild and sweet the words repeat. Of peace on earth goodwill to men.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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


In literature:

"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
John Copeland flung back his head and without prelude began to carol lustily.
"Chivalry" by James Branch Cabell
Is it the sheep-bell among the ling, Or the early milkmaid carolling?
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851" by Various
Edgar was enthusiastically carolling a ditty which was then popular among Bayport juvenility.
"Fair Harbor" by Joseph Crosby Lincoln
Shows why this son should be considered as the "Good King Wenceslaus" of our Christmas carol.
"From a Terrace in Prague" by Lieut.-Col. B. Granville Baker
First she went through the carols.
"Elsie Marley, Honey" by Joslyn Gray
It was a fine lovely morning in May, the sun shone bright above, and the birds were carolling in the hedge-rows.
"Lavengro The Scholar - The Gypsy - The Priest, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by George Borrow
Oh, Carol Lawton wrote that for us before she left.
"Miss Pat at School" by Pemberton Ginther
The birds o'erhead, that, plumaged like the morn, Caroled their sweetness, sang the holy psalms.
"Stories in Verse" by Henry Abbey

In poetry:

The Lark with sweetest carol,
Doth greet the rising sun,
The Mock-bird at the even,
Loud whistles day is done.
"June" by Mary Weston Fordham
Tall ghostly forms of sounding cloud
Clothe her in a rainbow shroud;
No bird of hers carols aloud,
"Mosi-Oa-Tunya" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel
Horse and crested helmet gone,
Greaves and shield and mail,
Caroling loud the knight walked on,
For he had the Grail;
"The Sangreal" by George MacDonald
And as the lark's free carol floats
High on a sea of sound,
So let me fling my random notes
To ripple round and round.
""The lark confinèd in his cage"" by Alfred Austin
Had I so sweet a voice as his
I'd carol all day long,
Charm with my presence all mankind,
And cheer them with my song.
"Robin Redbreast" by Jared Barhite
And many a costly, golden gift
Hangs on each Christmas-tree,
While round and round the carols drift
In waves of melody.
"Christmas Eve" by Hanford Lennox Gordon

In news:

Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger Mary Beth Ouellette of Milltown reacts as she gets a flu shot from Middlesex County Public Health nurse Caroll Petscavage at the Milltown Senior Center.
Carol Kuen couldn't figure out why her dishwasher wasn't cleaning her dishes very well, and they were turning filmy.
Carol Wobig is this month's local flash writer.
Carol Schulenberg has been named district manager for the Graphic and Distributor division of MACtac.
Letter by Carol Mugleston, University Place on Sep 11, 2012 at 11:57 am with 98 Comments.
A couple months ago, my colleague Carol Felsenthal wrote an interesting post about the race in the 10th district, Republican Bob Dold versus Democrat Brad Schneider.
Carol Cling, Review-Journal Film Critic on a good year at the movies.
Twin Beach Players have staged Theater at the Beaches since 1997, when the traveling nomads in search of a home debuted with A Christmas Carol.
There are plenty of products that are still made in the U.S.A. Pella Windows are manufactured in Caroll, Shenandoah, and Sioux Center, Iowa.
The down-and-out couple agreed to share their story only if they were identified by the nicknames they call each other: Clark and Carole -- as in Gable and Lombard.
Boston School Superintendent Carol Johnson is attempting to close down 13 Boston Public Schools and to combine five others in order to cut a more than $50 million deficit the Boston School Department is facing.
Carol Vernon explores the potentials of the Swing Wing feature on this cruising tri for the 2010 CW Sailboat Show.
They stood outside the Salt Lake City Cemetery bemoaning a campaign mailer issued by the Utah Republican Party that took Rep Carol Spackman Moss, D-Holladay, to task for her vote on HB253.
GREENVILLE — Carol Geneva Ducking , a former Rolling Fork resident, died Saturday, Sept 15, 2012, at Delta Regional Medical Center in Greenville.
Reg Lenna To Host Dufflebag Theatre Company's 'A Christmas Carol.

In science:

References: "The Florentin Smarandache papers" special collection, Arizona State University, Hayden Library, Tempe, Box 871006, AZ 85287-1006, USA; phone: (602) 965-6515 (Carol Moore & Marilyn Wurzburger: librarians). "The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences", by N. J. A.
Sequences of Numbers Involved in Unsolved Problems
References: Arizona State University, Hayden Library, "The Florentin Smarandache papers" special collection, Tempe, AZ 85287-1006, USA, phone: (602) 965-6515 (Carol Moore librarian) . Charles T.
Sequences of Numbers Involved in Unsolved Problems
Minguzzi for discussions. S.E.S. acknowledges financial support of the French ANR (Pro ject No. 06-BLAN-0096 CAROL) and the French Ministry of Education and Research.
Long-range correlations of density in a Bose-Einstein condensate expanding in a random potential
In ([CP]), Caroll and Price gave a combinatorial interpretation of the cluster variables in type An using paths and perfect matchings.
$\LE$-diagrams and totally positive bases inside the nonnegative Grassmannian
Liar games, introduced by R´enyi and Ulam [9, 12], are played by a questioner and responder, whom we can Paul and Carole, respectively, according to tradition; they model search in the presence of error.
Linearly Bounded Liars, Adaptive Covering Codes, and Deterministic Random Walks