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noun [countable/uncountable]     Thanksgiving pronunciation in British English
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singularThanksgiving Day
pluralThanksgiving Days

or Thanksgiving Day     Thanksgiving Day pronunciation in British English

  1. in the US, the fourth Thursday in November, and in Canada, the second Monday in October, when families have a special meal, traditionally to celebrate all the things that they are grateful for

    Will you be seeing your family on Thanksgiving?

    a Thanksgiving dinner

    1. a.
      in the US, the holiday period of four or five days that includes this day

      Are you going home for Thanksgiving?

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