Twelfth Night
noun Date: before 12th century the evening or sometimes the eve of Epiphany

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Twelfth-night — n. The evening of Epiphany, or the twelfth day after Christmas, observed as a festival by various churches. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Twelfth Night — n. 1. the evening before Twelfth Day 2. TWELFTH DAY or, specif., the evening of Twelfth Day …   English World dictionary

  • Twelfth Night — 1.) the evening before the ↑Epiphany (6 January), which represents the end of the ↑Christmas period. Christmas cards and decorations are usually taken down on Twelfth Night 2.) a humorous play by William Shakespeare, which tells a complicated… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Twelfth Night — Twelfth′ Night′ n. rel the evening before Twelfth Day or the evening of Twelfth Day itself • Etymology: bef. 900 …   From formal English to slang

  • Twelfth Night — ► NOUN 1) 6 January, the feast of the Epiphany. 2) the evening of 5 January, formerly the twelfth and last day of Christmas festivities …   English terms dictionary

  • Twelfth-night — «TWEHLFTH NYT», noun. the evening (or sometimes the eve) of Twelfth day or Epiphany, often celebrated as the end of the Christmas festivities …   Useful english dictionary

  • Twelfth Night — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Neo Prog Gründung 1978 Auflösung 1987 Neugründung 2007 Websit …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Twelfth Night — This article is about Shakespeare s play. For other uses, see Twelfth Night (disambiguation). Malvolio courts a bemused Olivia, while Maria covers her amusement, in an engraving by R. Staines after a painting by Daniel Maclise. Twelfth Night; or …   Wikipedia

  • Twelfth Night — La Nuit des rois Pour les articles homonymes, voir La Nuit des rois (homonymie). La Nuit des rois Facsimilé du premier …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Twelfth Night — (5/6 January)    Still regarded by many people as the end of the *Christmas season, and this has a long standing official sanction, as the Council of Tours of ad 567 ruled that the twelve days from the Nativity to the Epiphany would constitute… …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • Twelfth Night — 1. the evening before Twelfth Day, formerly observed with various festivities. 2. the evening of Twelfth Day itself. 3. (italics) a comedy (1602) by Shakespeare. [bef. 900; ME; OE] * * * ▪ work by Shakespeare in full  Twelfth Night; or, What You… …   Universalium

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