Twelfth Night

noun

: the evening or sometimes the eve of Epiphany

Examples of Twelfth Night in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The movie is a modernized retelling of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and served as Channing Tatum’s breakout role. Keith Langston, Peoplemag, 6 July 2024 Taub comes to Broadway with a background as a singer-songwriter who had garnered acclaim for a musical adaptation Twelfth Night put on by the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park series. Alexis Coe, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 May 2024 From the beginning, the two musicians agreed that neither wanted a set number of players in Twelfth Night nor expectations of a certain repertoire. Beth Wood, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Apr. 2024 William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night November 15-December 7, 2024 Shakespeare's delightful comedy of mistaken identities and romantic entanglements, is a family-friendly spectacle that promises laughter and joy for all. David Catlin, The Enquirer, 6 Mar. 2024 The title, Eat the Music, is meant to be a playful nod to ‘If music be the food of love, play on,’ from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Jazz Monroe, Pitchfork, 28 Feb. 2024 The title, ‘Eat the Music’, is meant to be a playful nod to ‘If music be the food of love, play on,’ from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 28 Feb. 2024 The Cost to Deck the Halls like a Kardashian-Jenner Consequently, according to tradition, Twelfth Night is when those celebrating should take down their trees. Maria Pasquini, Peoplemag, 11 Dec. 2023 Festivities begin on Epiphany, also known as Twelfth Night or Three Kings' Day, on Jan. 6. Keisha Rowe, The Courier-Journal, 13 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Twelfth Night was before the 12th century

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“Twelfth Night.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Twelfth%20Night. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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Twelfth Night

noun
: the evening or sometimes the eve of Epiphany

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