from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See caroling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb UK, Canada Present participle of carol.
  • noun A singing of carols.


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  • Even in dour Scotland, with its hatred of religious festivals, some kind of carolling survived here and there among Highland folk, and a remarkable and very "Celtic" Christmas song has been translated from the

    Christmas in Ritual and Tradition, Christian and Pagan

  • Harry loved his sister very dearly, but he was not inclined to "carolling;" and the repression and constraint were soon evident through all the conventional efforts to be "merry."

    The Squire of Sandal-Side A Pastoral Romance

  • From among the gloomy spruces came the light carolling of Fairfax's voice.


  • The 20,000ft Hackney Downs Studios is a hell of a space to work with, and it's commendable that this quickfire festival has opted for a fresh approach to filling it as opposed to traipsing down the weary old route of lights, plastic reindeer, carolling, and the obligatory fat man in red suit.

    This week's new events

  • We have the two carolling CDs and the silent movie.

    Everyday Life in Postapocalyptic America

  • We have a choice between backing the Du Maurier festival, which brings thousands of people into Cornwall, and sends them home carolling the matchless beauty of our county.

    Simon Hoggart's week: Same old voices, different sides

  • He hardly saw the roses, he ignored spring, he did not hear the carolling of the birds; the bare throat of Evadne would have moved him no more than it would have moved Aristogeiton; he, like

    Les Miserables

  • They thought they heard voices carolling in the infinite; they had God in their hearts; destiny appeared to them like a ceiling of stars; above their heads they beheld the light of a rising sun.

    Les Miserables

  • A brave little bird, probably a lover, was carolling in a distracted manner in a large tree.

    Les Miserables

  • The morrice dancers accordingly set out upon their further progress, dancing and carolling as they went along to the sound of four musicians, who led the joyous band, while Simon Glover drew their coryphaeus into his house, and placed him in a chair by his parlour fire.

    The Fair Maid of Perth


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