Definition of Sunday in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəndā/
Pronunciation: /ˈsəndē/


The day of the week before Monday and following Saturday, observed by Christians as a day of rest and religious worship and (together with Saturday) forming part of the weekend: they left town on Sunday many people work on Sundays [as modifier]: Sunday evening
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  • On Sunday night there had been a long group discussion about what makes a great trainer.
  • Mr Haigh said a couple had knocked on his door on Sunday evening asking him if he had lost a camera.
  • On Sunday, the second in the series of car boot sales at Gigg Lane was a resounding success.


chiefly North American
1On Sunday: the concert will be held Sunday
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  • All festival events, activities and contests still will take place Sunday at the same times they had been scheduled for today.
  • Children’s multiethnic dance performances will be presented tonight and Saturday, and professional dance teams from Latin America, the Middle East, Spain, Russia, Armenia and the U.S. will appear Sunday.
  • Three players on the Air Force women's tennis team wrapped up play Sunday at the CU Invitational in Boulder, Colorado.
1.1 (Sundays) On Sundays; each Sunday: the program is repeated Sundays at 9 p.m.
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  • Services take place Sundays at 1:30 pm in the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • Although there is every possibility that folks will be bored and want to play odd games, the regular, reliable game will be Sundays at 4pm.
  • During the school year I work Saturdays, so I have to play Sundays.

Our names for days of the week are based on translations of Latin terms: days of the week in ancient Rome were named after the planets, a category which at that time was considered to include the sun and moon (after which Monday was named)


Old English Sunnandæg 'day of the sun', translation of Latin dies solis; compare with Dutch zondag and German Sonntag.

Words that rhyme with Sunday

Monday, sundae

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Syllabification: Sun·day

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