Empire Day


Em·​pire Day ˈem-ˌpī(-ə)r- How to pronounce Empire Day (audio)
: commonwealth day
used before the official adoption of Commonwealth Day in 1958

Examples of Empire Day in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Press coverage of London’s 1926 Empire Day celebrations featured the empire’s representatives pouring the ingredients into a ceremonial mixing bowl and collectively stirring it. Troy Bickham, Discover Magazine, 12 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Empire Day was in 1898

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“Empire Day.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Empire%20Day. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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