A French religious song, sung at Christmas, which had great vogue in the 11th century, reached its height in the 17th century, and has survived in a certain form to the present day. The words were often paraphrases of liturgical texts set to naIve and pastoral melodies; the song was popular in every part of the country and was sung in every dialect.

MLA Citation

  • “Noël”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 December 2010. Web. 23 January 2019. <>