red-letter

[ red-let-er ]
/ ˈrɛdˈlɛt ər /

adjective

marked by red letters, as festival days in the church calendar.
memorable; especially important or happy: a red-letter day in his life.
(of a Bible) having the quoted words of Jesus appear in red type: a red-letter edition;the red-letter New Testament presented at her baptism.

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Origin of red-letter

First recorded in 1660–70
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