Halloween

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noun Hal·low·een \ˌha-lə-ˈwēn, ˌhä-\
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Hallowe'en

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Definition of Halloween

  1. :  October 31 observed especially with dressing up in disguise, trick-or-treating, and displaying jack-o'-lanterns during the evening

Origin and Etymology of halloween

short for All Hallow Even (All Saints' Eve)

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HALLOWEEN Defined for English Language Learners

Halloween

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Definition of Halloween for English Language Learners

  • : the night of October 31 when children dress up as ghosts, witches, monsters, etc., and go to houses to ask for candy



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