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  • n. Plural form of carolling.

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Examples

  • A contrast indeed they were, in their melancholy earnestness, to the exuberant carollings of a robin, who, apparently attracted by them, perched himself hard by in the lilacs, and struck up such a merry

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 17, March, 1859

  • On a crowded corner she paused to listen to the vague carollings of a barrel organ, to pat the head of a frayed looking little monkey that hopped about in time to the music.

    The Island of Faith

  • The social customs which formerly existed in each village, the sports and pastimes associated with the village green, the May Day festivals, and the Christmas carollings were of great value, inasmuch as they tended to infuse some poetical feeling into the minds of the people, softened the rudeness of rustic manners, and gave the villagers simple pleasures which lightened their labours.

    English Villages

  • The song-birds were all back again, waking at dawn, and making the hoary cypress wood merry with their carollings to the wives and younglings in the nests.

    Bonaventure A Prose Pastoral of Acadian Louisiana

  • How often do their lightsome, inspiriting carollings ring out upon the morning air, persuasively calling us from our couches to listen in delight to Nature's minstrelsy!

    Music and Some Highly Musical People

  • Ours are not the carollings of your poor shivering little East Angles or South

    If, Yes and Perhaps Four Possibilities and Six Exaggerations with Some Bits of Fact

  • Above, a hundred skylarks made the air ring with carollings; strange and gaudy plants flecked the waste round us; and insects without number whirred over our heads, or hung poised with their wings outspread on the tall stalks of marram grass.

    Prose Idylls, New and Old

  • The light breeze just bends the tall tops of the grass on the boundless prairie, the birds are commencing their matin carollings, and all nature looks fresh and beautiful.

    Townsend Chapter 2

  • Songs in Shakspeare are introduced as songs only, just as songs are in real life, beautifully as some of them are characteristic of the person who has sung or called for them, as Desdemona's 'Willow,' and Ophelia's wild snatches, and the sweet carollings in As You Like It. But the whole of the Midsummer Night's Dream is one continued specimen of the dramatized lyrical.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2

  • Songs in Shakespeare are introduced as songs only, just as songs are in real life, beautifully as some of them are characteristic of the person who has sung or called for them, as Desdemona’s “Willow,” and Ophelia’s wild snatches, and the sweet carollings in _As You Like It_.

    Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher

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