Definition of the Annunciation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Annunciation

BrE BrE//əˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//əˌnʌnsiˈeɪʃn//
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(in the Christian religion) the occasion when Mary was told that she was to be the mother of Christ, celebrated on 25 March Word Origin Middle English: from Old French annonciation, from late Latin annuntiatio(n-), from the verb annuntiare.
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