Shaw·​wal shə-ˈwäl How to pronounce Shawwal (audio)
: the 10th month of the Islamic year see Months of the Principal Calendars Table

Examples of Shawwal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eid al-Fitr is celebrated on the first day of Shawwal, the 10th month in the Islamic calendar. The Enquirer, 9 Apr. 2024 That day also marks the first day of the Islamic month Shawwal. Lizz Schumer, Good Housekeeping, 6 Feb. 2023

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Word History


Arabic shawwāl

First Known Use

circa 1771, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Shawwal was circa 1771

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“Shawwal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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