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watch night

watch night
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [woch nahyt]
    • /wɒtʃ naɪt/
    • /wɒtʃ naɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [woch nahyt]
    • /wɒtʃ naɪt/

Definitions of watch night words

  • noun watch night the last night of the year, observed in a watch meeting. 1
  • noun watch night watch meeting. 1
  • noun watch night the night of December 24, during which a service is held to mark the arrival of Christmas Day 0
  • noun watch night the night of December 31, during which a service is held to mark the passing of the old year and the beginning of the new 0
  • noun watch night the service held on either of these nights 0
  • noun watch night a religious service held on New Year's Eve 0

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Origin of watch night

First appearance:

before 1735
One of the 48% newest English words
First recorded in 1735-45

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Parts of speech for Watch night

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

watch night popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 68% 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.

watch night usage trend in Literature

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