Definition of watchnight in English:

watchnight

noun

  • A religious service held on New Year's Eve or Christmas Eve.

    • ‘Each December 31st we used to have a watchnight service in the Argentinian town in which I spent my childhood.’
    • ‘It is marked by special watchnight services at the Christian church and children singing carols.’
    • ‘There will be the usual short watchnight service at 11.40 pm on Friday December 31st followed by ringing in of the New Year and refreshments.’

Pronunciation

watchnight

/ˈwɒtʃnʌɪt/