Shrovetide [shrohv-tahyd] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- the three days before Ash Wednesday, once a time of confession and absolution.
A calf bought for the convent for Quinquagesima Sunday (Shrovetide), 9d.
And this play is showed especially about Shrovetide, called in Italian Macchararum.
Sir Walter Scott
It was on the eve of Shrovetide, in the wilds about sixty versts from the railroad.
Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
About the same time Douglas came upon Roxburgh, when the garrison were enjoying the careless mirth of Shrovetide.
Charlotte Mary Yonge
Shrovetide,—in its original meaning, signifies the time of confessing sins to a priest.
British Dictionary definitions for shrovetide Shrovetide noun
- the Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, formerly a time when confessions were made in preparation for Lent