Where Did Chirstmas Carols Come From, What Does the Word Carol Mean, and How Did it Originate?

A Christmas carol is a song of religious joy, but the musical form of a carol doesn’t have to include Christmas.

Its main feature is the repetition, either musically or chorally, of a theme, as in a circle.

The word carole entered English from the French at the end of the thirteenth century, but it’s much older than that.

where did chirstmas carols come from what does the word carol mean and how did it originate

Originally, a carole was a ring dance where men and women held hands while dancing and singing in a circle.

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