Sonntagskleidung

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sonntag (Sunday) +‎ Kleidung (clothing). From the habit of going to church on Sunday. Especially in the rural population, the work clothes were changed for special fine clothing only worn on that day.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈzɔntaksˌklaɪ̯dʊŋ/
  • Hyphenation: Sonn‧tags‧klei‧dung

Noun[edit]

Sonntagskleidung f (genitive Sonntagskleidung, no plural)

  1. churchgoing outfit; one's Sunday best

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