Holi

noun Ho·li \ˈhōlē\

Definition of Holi

plural

-s

  1. :  a Hindu spring festival characterized by boisterous and usually ribald revelry including especially the throwing of colored water and powder

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Origin and Etymology of holi

Hindi holī, from Sanskrit holikā


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