Suk·​koth ˈsu̇-kəs How to pronounce Sukkoth (audio)
variants or Sukkot
: a Jewish harvest festival beginning on the 15th of Tishri and commemorating the temporary shelters used by the Jews during their wandering in the wilderness

Examples of Sukkoth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This full moon corresponds near or during several celebrations around the world, including the start of Sukkoth in the Hebrew calendar, the Boat Racing Festival in Laos and the three-day Thadingyut Festival of Lights in Myanmar. Julia Musto, Fox News, 7 Oct. 2022

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Word History


Hebrew sukkōth, plural of sukkāh

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Sukkoth was in 1843

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“Sukkoth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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variants or Sukkot
ˈsu̇k-əs How to pronounce Sukkoth (audio)
: a Jewish harvest festival celebrated in September or October to commemorate the temporary shelters used by the Jews during their wanderings in the wilderness

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