Halloween

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

A shortening of All-Hallow-even, All Hallows’ Eve (the name of the evening before All Saints Day).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌhæləˈwiːn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌhæləˈwin/, /ˌhɑləˈwin/

NounEdit

Halloween (plural Halloweens)

  1. The eve of All Hallows' Day; 31st October; celebrated (mostly in the United Kingdom, Canada, United States and Ireland) by children going door-to-door in costume and demanding candy with menaces.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English

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NounEdit

Halloween f (plural Halloweens)

  1. Halloween

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Last modified on 28 March 2014, at 03:47