Definition of Noel in English:

Noel

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Pronunciation: /nəʊˈɛl
 
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noun

  • 1Christmas, especially as a refrain in carols and on Christmas cards.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1 (noel) A Christmas carol: at Christmas the club sang noels at the crib

Origin

early 19th century: French Noël, based on Latin natalis (see natal1).

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