Definition of sennight in US English:



  • A week.

    • ‘A sennight had passed, bringing with it the conclusion of the princess trials and her eighteenth birthday.’
    • ‘At the end of the third sennight since the sickness had started, Raul's fever finally broke.’
    • ‘The wedding was yet a sennight away, and she already wondered how she would exist for the rest of her life.’
    • ‘After a short silence, he sighed deeply and said, ‘My cousins are hosting a dinner party to be held in a sennight.’’
    • ‘All princesses wishing to apply must respond to this proclamation and attend the initiation ball which is to be held in a sennight on the eve of the Festival of the Roses.’


Old English seofon nihta ‘seven nights’.