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carol, carrel
carol, carols (KAR uhl) (noun)
A song of joy or a hymn: As a normal practice, they were singing a carol in church on Sunday.
carrel, carrels (KAR uhl) (noun)
A partially partitioned nook in or near the stacks in a library, used for private study: The library didn't have another carrel available for Colleen to do her research.

During the holidays, the university library staff often gathered in an empty carrel to practice singing one carol after the other which they planned to sing at the faculty lunch.