Meaning of “Christmas Eve” in the English Dictionary

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"Christmas Eve" in English

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Christmas Evenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌkrɪs.məs ˈiːv/ us /ˌkrɪs.məs ˈiːv/

Examples from literature

  • Every Christmas Eve, at midnight, the bells rang out the sacred chorus. 
  • It was Christmas Eve, and the great soft flakes of snow that fell continuously gave every indication of a white Christmas. 
  • It was Christmas Eve, with its loads a holly and mistletoe, and the town was very full of strangers who had come in from all parts of the country on account of the day. 
  • It was on Christmas Eve, you remember, he came to tell us. 
  • The next day was Christmas Eve. 

(Definition of “Christmas Eve” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Christmas Eve" in American English

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Christmas Evenoun [ C ]

December 24th, the day before Christmas

(Definition of “Christmas Eve” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)