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Pronunciation of Wassailing: Learn how to pronounce Wassailing in English correctly

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Oxford dictionary definition of the word wassail:

noun
[mass noun]
spiced ale or mulled wine drunk during celebrations for Twelfth Night and Christmas Eve:
a mighty bowl of wassail in which the apples were hissing and bubbling
lively and noisy festivities involving the drinking of plentiful amounts of alcohol; revelry:
I arrived in Eastcheap, that ancient region of wit and wassail
verb
[no object]
1drink plentiful amounts of alcohol and enjoy oneself with others in a noisy, lively way:
he feasted and wassailed with his warriors
[with object] historical (in SW England) drink to (fruit trees, typically apple trees) in a custom intended to ensure a fruitful crop:
it is the custom, in the cider districts of Sussex, to wassail the apple trees
2go from house to house at Christmas singing carols:
here we go a-wassailing
Derivatives

wassailer

noun
Origin:

Middle English wæs hæil ‘be in (good) health!’: from Old Norse ves heill (compare with hail2). The drinking formula wassail (and the reply drinkhail ‘drink good health’) were probably introduced by Danish-speaking inhabitants of England, and then spread, so that by the 12th century the usage was considered by the Normans to be characteristic of Englishmen