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carol

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Christianity, Music
carolcar‧ol1 /ˈkærəl/ (also Christmas carol) noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 RRCAPMa traditional Christmas song
Examples from the Corpus
carolTwo beggar children, arms and legs as thin as sticks, stood beside a brazier singing a carol.It was all hymns and carols.As the candles burned down, we sang Christmas carols, and then Papa passed out the presents.A choir of families, wrapped in woolly hats, overcoats and scarves, were singing carols by a crib.The presents are unwrapped, the holiday turkey is hash, and the carols have all been sung.The Carol Album is a carol record with a difference.
Related topics: Music
carolcarol2 verb (carolled, carolling British English, caroled, caroling American English) [intransitive, transitive] literary 🔊 🔊 APMto sing or say something in a happy way 🔊 ‘Goodbye, ’ carolled Boris happily.
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Verb table
carol
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycarol
he, she, itcarols
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycarolled (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave carolled
he, she, ithas carolled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad carolled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill carol
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have carolled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam carolling
he, she, itis carolling
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you, we, theyare carolling
Past
I, he, she, itwas carolling
you, we, theywere carolling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been carolling
he, she, ithas been carolling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been carolling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be carolling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been carolling
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