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Sunday

Sun·day

Sunday

 
pronunciation:
suhn deI
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Homophone Note, Word History
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the first day of the week, occurring between the Saturday of the previous week and Monday.
definition 2: the Sabbath day, as observed by most Christians.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: relating to or characteristic of Sunday.
the Sunday peacefulness of the town
definition 2: happening or used primarily on Sunday.
a Sunday drive in the countrymy Sunday clothes
Homophone Note
The words Sunday and sundae (a dessert) sound alike but have different meanings.
Word History
Sunday comes from an early English word meaning "the day of the sun."