Meaning of “Christmas carol” in the English Dictionary

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"Christmas carol" in English

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Christmas carolnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkrɪs.məs ˈkær.əl/ us /ˌkrɪs.məs ˈker.əl/

Examples from literature

  • I am sure every one felt happy, and we sang the Christmas carols louder than ever, so loudly that the church trembled. 
  • Richard is heard upstairs singing a Christmas carol, "Once in Royal David's City," etc. 
  • She listened for a moment and then she knew that the choir boys were singing the Christmas carols in the open air of the village street. 
  • The Christmas carol, sung by a chorus of fresh children's voices, is perhaps the most perfect expression of the spirit of Christmastide. 
  • The choir of a neighboring church were singing a Christmas carol in the street, and the Christ came into our hearts as a little child. 

(Definition of “Christmas carol” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Christmas carol" in American English

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Christmas carolnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkrɪs·məs ˌkær·əl/

a song about Christmas or winter, sung at Christmas

(Definition of “Christmas carol” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)