Red-letter Definition

rĕdlĕtər
adjective
Memorably happy.
A red-letter day.
American Heritage
Designating a memorable or joyous day or event: from the custom of marking holidays on the calendar in red ink.
Webster's New World

Particularly significant or positive.

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Origin of Red-letter

  • From the practice of marking in red the holy days in church calendars

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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