Whit·​sun·​tide ˈ(h)wit-sən-ˌtīd How to pronounce Whitsuntide (audio)
: the week beginning with Whitsunday and especially the first three days of this week

Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Whitsuntide was in the 13th century

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“Whitsuntide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Whitsuntide. Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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Whit·​sun·​tide ˈhwit-sən-ˌtīd How to pronounce Whitsuntide (audio)
: the week beginning with Whitsunday
especially : the first three days of this week
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