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Syllabification: Yule
Pronunciation: /yo͞ol

Definition of Yule in English:


Archaic term for Christmas.
Example sentences
  • It's guaranteed to put some fuel in your Yule and swell in your Noel.
  • Three people who will, sadly, not be enjoying their Yule as much as they might like are the ne'er-do-wells recently charged will selling illegally-modified Xboxes.
  • The Yule of 1826 to 1827 was one which I may never forget.


Old English gēol(a) 'Christmas Day'; compare with Old Norse jól, originally applied to a heathen festival lasting twelve days, later to Christmas.

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