Definition of Whitsuntide in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪts(ə)ntʌɪd/


The weekend or week including Whit Sunday.
Example sentences
  • The recently formed St Lucia Power Boat Association is scheduled to stage a Caribbean Event over the Whitsuntide weekend, involving over 300 competitors.
  • And as they followed the Salvation Army Band, memories came flooding back of when walking days were an annual Whitsuntide treat and not just a nostalgic event.
  • National religious festivals, especially Christmas, Easter, and Whitsuntide, also survived erosion from the apostles of economic rationality, order, and propriety between the late 18th and mid-19th cents.

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