Definition of Whitsun in English:

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Whitsun

Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)witsən/

noun

Whitsuntide.
Example sentences
  • At Whitsun 1307 Edward summoned his last invasion.
  • In Saxon and Norman times, a good deal of public business was done at crown-wearings, ceremonial occasions at Christmas, Easter, and Whitsun.
  • I won't be parading this Monday either, the second day of Whitsun, but - since I don't work on Friday - it does mean I have a four-day, totally unplanned break coming up.

Origin

Middle English: from Whitsunday, reduced as if from Whitsun Day.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Whit·sun

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