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Noel

Syllabification: No·el
Pronunciation: /nōˈel
 
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Definition of Noel in English:

noun

Christmas, especially as a refrain in carols and on Christmas cards.
Example sentences
  • So this Noel, a trip to the City's business district may well pay off.
  • Since I have a little space left, I’d like to wish each of you a Merry Christmas, Joyous Noel, Happy Hanukkah, and especially a Happy New Year.
  • Catherine and I, with all our family, wish you a ‘Joyous Noel’ and a peaceful and happy New Year.

Origin

early 19th century: French Noël 'Christmas'.

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