noun Ha·nuk·kah \ˈhä-nə-kə, ˈä-\

: an eight-day Jewish holiday that is celebrated in November or December

Full Definition of HANUKKAH

:  an 8-day Jewish holiday beginning on the 25th of Kislev and commemorating the rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem after its defilement by Antiochus of Syria

Variants of HANUKKAH

Ha·nuk·kah also Cha·nu·kah or Ha·nu·kah \ˈhä-nə-kə, ˈä-\

Origin of HANUKKAH

Hebrew ḥănukkāh dedication
First Known Use: 1843
HANUKAH Defined for Kids


noun Ha·nuk·kah \ˈhä-nə-kə\

Definition of HANUKKAH for Kids

:  a Jewish holiday lasting eight days in November or December and marked by the lighting of candles

Variants of HANUKKAH

Ha·nuk·kah also Cha·nu·kah \ˈhä-nə-kə\


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