Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAROLLING

The day was breaking, and already the birds were carolling to the rising sun.

From the library came the carolling sweetness of Piney's tenor.

It was the carolling of her few words, so free and unconcerned in tone.

There we detect him carolling loud and cheerfully, like a robin.

Let it sing, for it is like a joyous bird, carolling on ze topmost bough.

Two girls were capering and carolling behind the footlights.

He paused: the birds went on carolling, the leaves lightly rustling.

Birds were flitting from spray to spray, carolling their hymns of praise to Deity.

The sweet, soothing, melodious chimes, carolling forth the Bay of Biscay.

Diana stood frowning as Geraldine passed along, carolling at the pitch of her voice.

WORD ORIGIN

masc. proper name, from Medieval Latin Carolus (see Charles). As a fem. proper name, an abbreviation of Caroline. The masc. name never has been popular in U.S.; the fem. form was common after c.1900 and was a top-10 name for U.S. girls born 1936-1950.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.