Whitsuntide

[ hwit-suh n-tahyd, wit- ]
/ ˈʰwɪt sənˌtaɪd, ˈwɪt- /

noun

the week beginning with Whitsunday, especially the first three days of this week.

Origin of Whitsuntide

First recorded in 1175–1225, Whitsuntide is from the Middle English word whitsone(n)tide. See Whitsun, tide1
Also called Whit Week.
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Whitsuntide

/ (ˈwɪtsənˌtaɪd) /

noun

the week that begins with Whit Sunday, esp the first three days
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