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No·​vem·​ber nō-ˈvem-bər How to pronounce November (audio)
: the 11th month of the Gregorian calendar


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communications code word

a communications code word for the letter n

Examples of November in a Sentence

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Money to kick-start planning for the new headquarters came from Measure X, a half-cent sales tax approved by 55 percent of Oceanside voters in November 2018. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 June 2024 Zahara, meanwhile, joined the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at Spelman College in November, and introduced herself there as Zahara Marley Jolie. Marina Watts, Peoplemag, 2 June 2024 Wondering if that imperfect ending dampened anticipation for the November 2023 return of the music festival? Kenan Draughorne, Los Angeles Times, 2 June 2024 But Friday at Trump Tower was another reminder that as the November election gets closer and the political season comes to predominate, Trump can be expected to test and exceed the boundaries of fact and fiction one again. Ron Elving, NPR, 2 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for November 

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Word History



Middle English Novembre, from Anglo-French, from Latin November, ninth month of the early Roman calendar, from novem nine — more at nine

First Known Use


13th century, in the meaning defined above

Communications Code Word

1956, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of November was in the 13th century

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“November.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition


: the 11th month of the year


Middle English Novembre "November (the 11th month)," from early French Novembre (same meaning), from Latin November "November (ninth month)," from novem "nine"

Word Origin
The first calendar used in ancient Rome began the year with the month of March. The ninth month of the year was called November, from the Latin word novem, meaning "nine." When the name was first borrowed into Middle English from early French, it was spelled Novembre. But in time the original Latin spelling became the one used in English.

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