how to pronounce carol


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the above transcription of carol is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

carol is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of carol in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… her to a tee Carol are you for real yes …”

meanings of carol


  1. To participate in a carol (a round dance accompanied by singing).
  2. To sing (a song) cheerfully.
  3. To sing in a joyful manner.
  4. To praise or celebrate in song.
  5. To sing carols; especially to sing Christmas carols in a group.


  1. Alternative form of carrel (“small closet or enclosure built against a window on the inner side, to sit in for study").
  2. A round dance accompanied by singing.
  3. A ballad or song of joy.
  4. A religious or secular song sung at Christmastime.


  1. A male given name from the Germanic languages.
  2. A female given name from the Germanic languages, popular in the middle of the 20th century.

carol frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word carol occurs in english on average 10.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics carol can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that carol can be often used in the following areas:

1) leisure and entertainment;

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