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Memorably happy: a red-letter day.

[From the practice of marking in red the holy days in church calendars.]


1. marked by red letters, as festival days in the church calendar.
2. memorable; especially important or happy: a red-letter day in my life.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - memorable for being a special occasion; "on red-letter nights a large gathering greeted the celebrity"
unforgettable - impossible to forget


[ˈredˈletəʳ] ADJ red-letter day (fig) (= memorable day) → día m señalado
red-letter version (of Bible) edición de la Biblia con la palabra de Jesucristo impresa en rojo
References in classic literature ?
Well," said the Truthful Man, "the weather is not right for fishing, but it's a red-letter day for music.
Wednesdays and Saturdays came to be, indeed, red-letter days to her.
It is a great day for me, sir--one of the red-letter days of my life," he cried with many chuckles.
So wind and frost and snow, and perhaps a good stiff storm of hail, were Toby Veck's red-letter days.
He said that on this red-letter day they were along with the Hindu community.
He said: "You'll be at the helm of government, a business leader, entrepreneur, and many more so that this event is a red-letter day not only for you and also for your country as well.
December 11, however ,was a red-letter day for me when I read his excellent correspondence in The Journal when he debunked the theories of the climate change/global warming zealots.
The apprentice kicked off a red-letter day in his short career when David O'Meara's Chancery (9-1) powered home in the 1m2f event.
TORONADO laid down a decent standard for next year's Classics with a hard-fought win in the One Call Insurance Champagne Stakes on a red-letter day for trainer Richard Hannon at Doncaster.
It was a double red-letter weekend for Z Team member Gus Brindle.
It was one of those red-letter days, but there was a lot of luck involved," says Bromley.
Says chairman Sam Naylor: "Saturday will be a red-letter day for Cheshire rugby if we can reach a national final and get to Twickenham.