Carol

Definition of Carol

Car´ol
n.1.A round dance.
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.
v. t.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.
v. i.1.To sing; esp. to sing joyfully; to warble.
And carol of love's high praise.
- Spenser.
The gray linnets carol from the hill.
- Beattie.
n.1.(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 The term carrel, of the same has largely superseded its use.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.
- Parker.

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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, 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, squawk, theme song, torch song, tremolo, trill, troll, tweedle, tweedledee, tweet, twit, twitter, vocalize, war song, warble, wedding song, whistle, yodel
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