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Hal·low·een also Hal·low·e'en  audio  (hl-wn, hl-) KEY 

NOUN:
October 31, celebrated in the United States, Canada, and the British Isles by children going door to door while wearing costumes and begging treats and playing pranks.

ETYMOLOGY:
Short for All Hallow Even : Allhallow(mas) + even2


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