Definition of Whitsunday in English:
Another term for Pentecost (sense 1).
- These days, the equivalent dates in Scotland are Martinmas, Candlemas, Whitsunday and Lammas.
- On Whitsunday all Kilton crowded behind us into the little chapel and saw the wooden statues wearing real mantles of bright wool for the day.
- Trouble started, in both Cornwall and Devon, when priests tried to introduce the new Prayer Book on Whitsunday.
Late Old English Hwīta Sunnandǣg, literally 'white Sunday', probably with reference to the white robes of those newly baptized at Pentecost.
Definition of Whitsunday in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan