• (British) IPA: /nəʊˈɛl/

noel (plural noels)

  1. Christmas
  2. A kind of hymn, or canticle, of mediaeval origin, sung in honor of the birth of Christ; a Christmas carol.

Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. (literary or old-fashioned) Christmas.
  • Russian: Рождество́
Pronunciation Proper noun
  1. A male given name.
    • 2009 Lorrie Moore, A Gate at the Stairs, Faber and Faber, ISBN 978-0-571-24946-6, page 162:
      When Noel came, noisily bursting through the back door with buckets of cleansers and sponges, I introduced myself. "Just call me Noelle," he said of himself. "When I was little they used to call me Noel, Noel, the toilet bowl. Although now I have thought of painting that on the side of my van. It might be good for business? I don't know."
  2. A female given name.
  3. Surname
  4. A city in Missouri.
  5. A community in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Related terms
  • Noele
  • Noela
  • Noeleen
  • Noelle
  • Noëlle
  1. Acronym of
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