Definition of Halloween in English:

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Halloween

Pronunciation: /ˌhaləˈwēn/
(also Hallowe'en)

noun

The night of October 31, the eve of All Saints' Day, commonly celebrated by children who dress in costume and solicit candy or other treats door-to-door.
Example sentences
  • Mr Voillat died after falling from the Royal Prince boat during a Hallowe'en party last October.
  • At Hallowe'en I'd look vaguely spooky, and on Bonfire Night I'd have some papier mache excuse for a Guy.
  • Mischief Night may originally have been associated with Hallowe'en itself.

Origin

Late 18th century: contraction of All Hallow Even (see hallow, even2).

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