a white Christmas

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a white Christmas

:a Christmas when there is snow on the ground or when it is snowing

Word by Word Definitions

white play
  1. : free from color

  2. : of the color of new snow or milk

  3. : light or pallid in color

  1. : the achromatic object color of greatest lightness characteristically perceived to belong to objects that reflect diffusely nearly all incident energy throughout the visible spectrum

  2. : a white or light-colored part of something: such as

  3. : a mass of albuminous material surrounding the yolk of an egg

  1. : whiten

Christmas play
  1. : a Christian feast on December 25 or among some Eastern Orthodox Christians on January 7 that commemorates the birth of Christ and is usually observed as a legal holiday

  2. : christmastide


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