Definition of bank holiday in English:

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bank holiday

Pronunciation: /ˈˌbaNGk ˈhäləˌdā/


A day on which banks are officially closed, observed as a public holiday.
Example sentences
  • I took the box number to report the problem but the post office customer service line was closed due to the bank holiday.
  • Analysts said volumes were more like a bank holiday than a working day.
  • A bank holiday is a day on which the banks are on holiday, but on everyone else has to go to work.

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Syllabification: bank hol·i·day

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