Definition of Twelfth Night in English:

Twelfth Night

Syllabification: Twelfth Night

noun

  • 1January 6, the feast of the Epiphany.
    More example sentences
    • Not for nothing was the Feast of Epiphany, Twelfth Night, also the Feast of the Beans, a major carnival celebration.
    • Like Twelfth Night, Shrovetide was one of the key holidays when plays were performed at court, and at other institutions like the inns of court and the universities.
    • Above all, she is associated with Twelfth Night and Epiphany, 5 and 6 January.
  • 1.1Strictly, the evening of January 5, the eve of the Epiphany and formerly the twelfth and last day of Christmas festivities.
    More example sentences
    • In Argentina Christmas used to be a low key affair, the biggest festival being Twelfth Night.
    • Throughout mid-winter, especially from Christmas through Twelfth Night in Normandy, men, women and children ran through fields waving torches around branches of fruit trees.
    • In some parts of Iceland, Twelfth Night was referred to as ‘The Old Christmas,’ or ‘The Old Christmas Eve.’

More definitions of Twelfth Night

Definition of Twelfth Night in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little