christmas eve

Christmas Eve
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /ˈkrɪs məs ˈēv/
    • /ˈkrɪs.məs iːv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈkrɪs məs ˈēv/

Definitions of christmas eve words

  • uncountable noun christmas eve Christmas Eve is the 24th of December, the day before Christmas Day. 3
  • noun christmas eve the evening or the whole day before Christmas Day 3
  • noun christmas eve the day or, esp., the evening before Christmas Day 3
  • noun christmas eve the evening or the day preceding Christmas. 1
  • noun christmas eve Christianity: 24th December 1

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Origin of christmas eve

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Christmas eve


christmas eve popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 72% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

christmas eve usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for christmas eve

noun christmas eve

  • yule — Christmas, or the Christmas season.
  • yuletide — the Christmas season.
  • noel — the Christmas season; yuletide.
  • christmastide — the festival season from Christmas to after New Year's Day.
  • christmastime — the Christmas season, traditionally from Christmas Eve through New Year's Day or to Epiphany (Jan. 6)

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