Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The evening of Epiphany, or the twelfth day after Christmas, observed as a festival by various churches.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The eve of the festival of the Epiphany.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • A twelfth-night long, on each and every day, one saw the winsome maid beside the knight, when she should go to court to meet her kin.

    The Nibelungenlied

  • But the great event of the season to the upper tandem of Vellenaux, and its vicinity was the approaching twelfth-night Ball.

    Vellenaux A Novel

  • The presence of an enthusiast chills me with a twelfth-night cold, and I believe that constant association with a person of a flaccid and phlegmatic temperament would have turned me into an impassioned visionary.

    A Hero of Our Time

  • All is over now; April was just a twelfth-night old when the school departed.

    Uppingham by the Sea a Narrative of the Year at Borth

  • Staveley that he intended to go, and though she had pressed his further stay, remarking that none of the young people intended to move till after twelfth-night, nevertheless he persisted.

    Orley Farm

  • And now they look at the tickets they have drawn for their twelfth-night characters, and read them out.

    The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth, Volume 2

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