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watchnight

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɒtʃnʌɪt
 
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Definition of watchnight in English:

noun

A religious service held on New Year’s Eve or Christmas Eve.
Example sentences
  • It is marked by special watchnight services at the Christian church and children singing carols.
  • Each December 31st we used to have a watchnight service in the Argentinian town in which I spent my childhood.
  • There will be the usual short watchnight service at 11.40 pm on Friday December 31st followed by ringing in of the New Year and refreshments.

Words that rhyme with watchnight

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