Hanukkah

noun Ha·nuk·kah \ ˈhä-nə-kə , ˈḵä- \
variants: or less commonly or Hanukah

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

Origin and Etymology of hanukkah

Hebrew ḥănukkāh dedication


HANUKKAH Defined for English Language Learners

Hanukkah

noun

Definition of Hanukkah for English Language Learners

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


HANUKKAH Defined for Kids

Hanukkah

noun Ha·nuk·kah
variants: also Chanukah \ˈhä-nə-kə\

Definition of Hanukkah for Students

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

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