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Yule

[yool]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Middle English, pre-900

1.

The Christmas season

2.

The 12 Days of Christmas

Examples of Yule in a sentence

"She went all out to celebrate Yule with wreaths, ornaments, and traditions every year."

"Pipers piping and lords a-leaping are excellent ways to celebrate Yule."

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About Yule

While Yule now refers to the Christian holiday, the origins are broader. Yule was the original name for an ancient winter festival through December and January. When Christianity spread, the term was adopted for the celebration associated with the Feast of the Nativity.

Did you Know?

You’ll find versions of Yule scattered all throughout Christmas carols. It’s a proper noun for the Christmas season, specifically the 12 days starting December 25. It can also be an adjective — anyone love a yule log? Then it helps form "yuletide," another noun for the Christmas season in general.

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