How to Pronounce yule?

Correct pronunciation for the word "yule" is [jˈuːl], [jˈuːl], [j_ˈuː_l].

"Yule" in context

Yule is a winter festival that was historically celebrated by the Germanic peoples, and which was eventually incorporated into the Christmas celebrations of Christianity. Yule is widely celebrated in Scandinavia, the British Isles, and North America. During Yule, celebrations usually involve feasting, drinking, singing, and gift-giving.

Yule typically begins around the winter solstice, during the darkest time of the year. It was believed that this darkness held powerful forces that could be cleared away by the joyful Yule celebrations. Because of this, many of the decorations and activities during Yule were meant to ward off evil spirits.


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