April

noun
\ ˈā-prəl How to pronounce April (audio) \

Definition of April

: the fourth month of the Gregorian calendar

Examples of April in a Sentence

We have had snowstorms the last few Aprils. The children have a week off from school every April.

First Known Use of April

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for April

Middle English, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French avrill, from Latin Aprilis

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“April.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/April. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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April

noun
\ ˈā-prəl How to pronounce April (audio) \

Kids Definition of April

: the fourth month of the year

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