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Meaning of "April Fools' Day" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF APRIL FOOLS' DAY

April Fools' Day  [ˈeɪprɪl fuːlz deɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF APRIL FOOLS' DAY

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
April Fools' Day is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES APRIL FOOLS' DAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day

April Fools' Day is celebrated every year on the first day of April. Popular since the 19th century, the day is not a national holiday in any country, but it is well known in Europe and the United States, and it is celebrated as a day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other. The jokes and their victims are known as "April fools". Hoax stories may be reported by the press and other media on this day and explained on subsequent days. The earliest recorded association between April 1 and foolishness can be found in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Many writers suggest that the restoration of January 1 as New Year's Day in the 16th century was responsible for the creation of the holiday, but this theory does not explain earlier references.

Definition of April Fools' Day in the English dictionary

The definition of April Fools' Day in the dictionary is April 1st, when practical jokes are performed.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH APRIL FOOLS' DAY


all-day
ˈɔːlˌdeɪ
bidet
ˈbiːdeɪ
birthday
ˈbɜːθˌdeɪ
day
deɪ
dey
deɪ
doomsday
ˈduːmzˌdeɪ
everyday
ˈɛvrɪˌdeɪ
faraday
ˈfærəˌdeɪ
holiday
ˈhɒlɪˌdeɪ
Mande
ˈmɑːndeɪ
Mayday
ˈmeɪˌdeɪ
midday
ˈmɪdˈdeɪ
one-day
ˈwʌnˌdeɪ
payday
ˈpeɪˌdeɪ
same-day
ˈseɪmˌdeɪ
someday
ˈsʌmˌdeɪ
today
təˈdeɪ
weekday
ˈwiːkˌdeɪ
weekdays
ˈwiːkdeɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE APRIL FOOLS' DAY

Apr
APRA
apractic
apraxia
apraxic
apres
apres-ski
apricate
aprication
apricot
apricot jam
apricot tart
April
April fool
April showers

WORDS THAT END LIKE APRIL FOOLS' DAY

All Fools´ Day
All Saints´ Day
All Souls´ Day
Boxing Day
Canada Day
Christmas Day
Father´s Day
Groundhog Day
Holy Innocents´ Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Last Day
May Day
Memorial Day
Mother´s Day
New Year´s Day
Presidents´ Day
Thanksgiving Day
the Lord´s Day
Veterans Day

Synonyms and antonyms of April Fools' Day in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «April Fools' Day» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF APRIL FOOLS' DAY

Find out the translation of April Fools' Day to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of April Fools' Day from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «April Fools' Day» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

愚人节
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

día de los Santos Inocentes
570 millions of speakers

English

April Fools´ Day
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अप्रैल फूल्स डे
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

يَوْم كِذْبَة إِبْريل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

День смеха
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dia da mentira
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এপ্রিল ফুল ডে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

1er avril
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hari April fool
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

erster April
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

エープリルフールの日
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

만우절
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dina April Fools
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Ngày Cá tháng Tư
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முட்டாள்கள் தினம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एप्रिल फूल डे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Nisan Aptallar Günü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pesce di aprile
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

prima aprilis
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

День сміху
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

1 Aprilie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Πρωταπριλιά
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

April Fools ´Day
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

första april
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

første april
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of April Fools' Day

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «APRIL FOOLS' DAY»

The term «April Fools' Day» is regularly used and occupies the 58.873 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «APRIL FOOLS' DAY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about April Fools' Day

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «APRIL FOOLS' DAY»

Discover the use of April Fools' Day in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to April Fools' Day and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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April Fool's Day
A testimony to the power of love, April Fool's Day is also about understanding: how when we confront our worst, we can become our best. This life-affirming book will change the way you think. Visit brycecourtenay.com
Bryce Courtenay, 2006
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Tsunami: the true story of an April Fools' Day disaster
Describes a tsunami which struck Hawaii on April 1st, 1946 and provides additional facts about the causes of tsunamis and the difficulties scientists encounter in developing an early warning system.
Gail Langer Karwoski, John MacDonald, 2006
3
April Fools' Day from the Black Lagoon
These fun-filled chapter books mix school, monsters, and common kid problems with hilarious results.
Mike Thaler, 2014
4
April Fools' Day to Z Day: Holidays from A to Z
In this nonfiction title, readers will learn about Earth Day, Independence Day, Valentine's Day, and more! This book is perfect for library, classroom, or home use. Super SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Colleen Dolphin, 2010
5
April Fools, Phyllis!
It takes grit and wit for Phyllis the groundhog to prove that her prediction for April Fools' Day is no joke.
Susanna Leonard Hill, 2011
6
April Fools' Day Puzzles and Activities (K_2)
This activity makes learning about April Fools' Day fun and engaging.
Suzanne Barchers, 2014
7
The April Fools' Day Murder: A Christine Bennett Mystery
Behind this suburban family's respectable facade, violent passions are seething. For this is not the first tragedy to strike them. Nor will it be the last. . . . From the Paperback edition.
Lee Harris, 2009
8
Lvl 27 April Fools' Day
Its Aprils Fools Day so Amy and her sister Amber are going to play some practical jokes on each otherComprehension Skill: Fact and OpinionText Type: Literary Recount
Sarah Field, 2009
9
Look Out, It's April Fools' Day
Marvin loves to play jokes on his friend Milton, but on April Fool's Day, Milton just won't be fooled.
‎1985
10
It's April Fools' Day!
On April Fools' Day, Alice gets tired of Horace's pranks and teaches him that good friends can have fun together without mean tricks.
Steven Kroll, 1991

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «APRIL FOOLS' DAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term April Fools' Day is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sally Sue Oldham
This quality proved especially fruitful while attending a dance on April Fools' Day, where she met her future husband John; they were later ... «News & Observer, Jul 15»
2
Shannon Beador Found Husband Cheating on April Fools' Day
It was April 1st — April Fools Day, Shannon — and he was taking the kids to school and I grabbed his briefcase and I saw all the hotel receipts. «WebProNews, Jun 15»
3
April Fools! Ryan Reynolds Pranks Deadpool Fans With an Epic Video
It's an awesome April Fools' Day joke, and possibly even more entertaining than that picture of Deadpool posing on a bearskin rug. «POPSUGAR, Apr 15»
4
Hidden April Fools' Jokes Revealed in the Wednesday Comedies
For April Fools' Day 2015, all of the ABC Wednesday comedies pulled a prank by featuring some hidden jokes in each of the night's episodes. «ABC TV, Apr 15»
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April Fools' Day “swatting” call to Savannah, Tennessee home is no …
SAVANNAH, Tenn — A West Tennessee mother and her son are victims of a frightening April Fools' Day joke. A prank phone call into the ... «wreg.com, Apr 15»
6
Rihanna Pranks Jimmy Kimmel On April Fools' Day — Watch Funny …
Rihanna, 27, might have just won April Fools' day. The singer crept into Jimmy Kimmel's house in the wee hours of the morning and shot ... «Hollywood Life, Apr 15»
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Celebrity April Fools' Day Pranks Go Viral
Celebrity April Fools' Day Pranks Go Viral. More. Amy Robach shares the top trends online in the Speed Feed. 1:21 | 04/02/15 ... «ABC News, Apr 15»
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Mom, daughter surprised with Ambush Makeover after April Fools
An April Fools' Day prank that left one mom horrified turned into a sweet redemption on Thursday's Ambush Makeover. Closed Captioning. ON «Today.com, Apr 15»
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Awesome professor fights with himself in clever April Fools' Day
LA MIRADA, Calif. – Biola University math professor Matthew Weathers is known for playing practical jokes on his class, so on April Fools' Day, ... «fox13now.com, Apr 15»
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April Fools' Day lives on: Watch this Tesla avoid getting a ticket all by …
Tesla got into the ring with this April Fools' Day prank — a Model S programmed to avoid getting a ticket. This video demonstrates the Tesla ... «GeekWire, Apr 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. April Fools' Day [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/april-fools-day>. Oct 2020 ».
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