Definition of Twelfth Night in English:

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Twelfth Night

Pronunciation: /ˈˌtwelf(TH) ˈnīt/

noun

1January 6, the feast of the Epiphany.
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.
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.’

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Syllabification: Twelfth Night

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