variants or D-day
: a day set for launching an operation
specifically : June 6, 1944, on which Allied forces began the invasion of France in World War II

Examples of D-Day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our fact-check sources: The Times (YouTube), June 6, Live: Biden and Macron mark 80th D-Day anniversary in Normandy Thank you for supporting our journalism. Nate Trela, USA TODAY, 8 June 2024 The videos include one at a D-Day ceremony earlier this month, another at a Juneteenth ceremony last week and still another the G7 summit Thursday. Ted Johnson, Deadline, 17 June 2024 Arizona Republic Arizona legislative leaders hope Friday will be D-Day for the state budget. The Arizona Republic, 14 June 2024 But that was before Mr. Farage entered the race and before Mr. Sunak left the D-Day events early. Mark Landler, New York Times, 12 June 2024 In his address, the King urged the world to always remember the sacrifices made by troops on D-Day. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 10 June 2024 The city is also famous for the Battle of Carentan, when American airborne forces fought to secure the link between the landing beaches, Omaha and Utah, shortly after D-Day. Juliana Kim, NPR, 9 June 2024 Woman in Charge at the opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival on June 5 in N.Y.C. 95 of 120 Day to Remember King Charles and Queen Camilla look on during a D-Day 80th anniversary event on June 6 in Ver-Sur-Mer, France. Brian Anthony Hernandez, Peoplemag, 10 June 2024 Continue reading … Click here for more cartoons… MEDIA 'HAPPY PRIDE' – Google 'Doodle' recognizes lesbian activist, not D-Day on June 6. Fox News, 7 June 2024

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Word History


D, abbreviation for day

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of D-Day was in 1918

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“D-Day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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