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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun carol has 2 senses

Verb carol has 1 sense


caroln. [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.].
  •  A round dance.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A song of joy, exultation, or mirth; a lay.  [1913 Webster]
    "The costly feast, the carol, and the dance."  [1913 Webster]
    "It was the carol of a bird."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A song of praise of devotion; as, a Christmas or Easter carol.  [1913 Webster]
    "Heard a carol, mournful, holy."  [1913 Webster]
    "In the darkness sing your carol of high praise."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Joyful music, as of a song.  [1913 Webster]
    "I heard the bells on Christmans Day
    Their old, familiar carol play.
    "  [1913 Webster]
carolv. t. 
  •  To praise or celebrate in song.  [1913 Webster]
    "The Shepherds at their festivals
    Carol her goodness.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To sing, especially with joyful notes.  [1913 Webster]
    "Hovering swans . . . carol sounds harmonious."  [1913 Webster]
carolv. i. 
     To sing; esp. to sing joyfully; to warble.  [1913 Webster]
    "And carol of love's high praise."  [1913 Webster]
    "The gray linnets carol from the hill."  [1913 Webster]
caroln. [OF. carole a sort of circular space, or carol.].
     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 The term carrel, of the same has largely superseded its use.  [1913 Webster]
    "A bay window may thus be called a carol."  [1913 Webster]


carol, n. & v.
--n. a joyous song, esp. a Christmas hymn.
--v. (carolled, carolling; US caroled, caroling)
1 intr. sing carols, esp. outdoors at Christmas.
2 tr. & intr. sing joyfully.

caroler n. (also caroller).
ME f. OF carole, caroler, of unkn. orig.



Brautlied, Christmas carol, Kunstlied, Liebeslied, Volkslied, alba, anthem, art song, aubade, ballad, ballade, ballata, barcarole, blues, blues song, boat song, bridal hymn, brindisi, cackle, call, calypso, canso, canticle, canzone, canzonet, canzonetta, caper, caracole, cavatina, caw, chanson, chant, chantey, chatter, cheep, chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chitter, choir, chorus, chuck, clack, clap hands, cluck, cock-a-doodle-doo, coo, croak, cronk, croon, croon song, crow, cuckoo, dance, delight, descant, dirge, ditty, do-re-mi, drinking song, drum, epithalamium, exult, folk song, frisk, frolic, gabble, gaggle, gambol, glory, gobble, guggle, honk, hoo, hoot, hum, hymeneal, hymn, intonate, intone, joy, jubilate, lay, lied, lilt, love song, love-lilt, matin, minstrel, minstrel song, minstrelsy, national anthem, peep, pip, pipe, prothalamium, psalm, quack, quaver, rejoice, revel, roll, rollick, romp, roulade, scold, serena, serenade, serenata, shake, sing, sing in chorus, skip, skip for joy, sol-fa, solmizate, song, squawk, theme song, torch song, tremolo, trill, troll, tweedle, tweedledee, tweet, twit, twitter, vocalize, war song, warble, wedding song, whistle, yodel




VB be cheerful, have the mind at ease, smile, put a good face upon, keep up one's spirits, view the bright side of the picture, view things en couleur de rose, ridentem dicere virum, cheer up, brighten up, light up, bear up, chirp, take heart, cast away care, drive dull care away, perk up, keep a stiff upper lip, rejoice, carol, chirrup, lilt, frisk, rollick, give a loose to mirth, cheer, enliven, elate, exhilarate, gladden, inspirit, animate, raise the spirits, inspire, perk up, put in good humor, cheer the heart, rejoice the heart, delight.


VB rejoice, thank one's stars, bless one's stars, congratulate oneself, hug oneself, rub one's hands, clap one's hands, smack the lips, fling up one's cap, dance, skip, sing, carol, chirrup, chirp, hurrah, cry for joy, jump for joy, leap with joy, exult, triumph, hold jubilee, make merry, laugh, raise laughter.


N music, concert, strain, tune, air, melody, aria, arietta, piece of music, work, number, opus, sonata, rondo, rondeau, pastorale, cavatina, roulade, fantasia, concerto, overture, symphony, variations, cadenza, cadence, fugue, canon, quodlibet, serenade, notturno, dithyramb, opera, operetta, oratorio, composition, movement, stave, passamezzo, toccata, Vorspiel, instrumental music, full score, minstrelsy, tweedledum and tweedledee, band, orchestra, concerted piece, potpourri, capriccio, vocal music, vocalism, chaunt, chant, psalm, psalmody, hymn, song, canticle, canzonet, cantata, bravura, lay, ballad, ditty, carol, pastoral, recitative, recitativo, solfeggio, Lydian measures, slow music, slow movement, adagio, minuet, siren strains, soft music, lullaby, dump, dirge, pibroch, martial music, march, dance music, waltz, solo, duet, duo, trio, quartet, quartett, septett, part song, descant, glee, madrigal, catch, round, chorus, chorale, antiphon, antiphony, accompaniment, second, bass, score, bourdon, drone, morceau, terzetto, composer, musician, musical, instrumental, vocal, choral, lyric, operatic, harmonious, Wagnerian, adagio, largo, larghetto, andante, andantino, alla capella, maestoso, moderato, allegro, allegretto, spiritoso, vivace, veloce, presto, prestissimo, con brio, capriccioso, scherzo, scherzando, legato, staccato, crescendo, diminuendo, rallentando, affettuoso, obbligato, pizzicato, desto, in notes by distance made more sweet, like the faint exquisite music of a dream, music arose with its voluptuous swell, music is the universal language of mankind, music's golden tongue, the speech of angels, will sing the savageness out of a bear, music hath charms to soothe the savage beast.


VB play, pipe, strike up, sweep the chords, tweedle, fiddle, strike the lyre, beat the drum, blow the horn, sound the horn, wind the horn, doodle, grind the organ, touch the guitar, thrum, strum, beat time, execute, perform, accompany, sing a second, play a second, compose, set to music, arrange, sing, chaunt, chant, hum, warble, carol, chirp, chirrup, lilt, purl, quaver, trill, shake, twitter, whistle, sol-fa, intone, have an ear for music, have a musical ear, have a correct ear.

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