Shawwal

noun
Shaw·​wal | \ shə-ˈwäl How to pronounce Shawwal (audio) \

Definition of Shawwal

: the 10th month of the Islamic year — see Months of the Principal Calendars Table

First Known Use of Shawwal

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Shawwal

Arabic shawwāl

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“Shawwal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Shawwal. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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