ca·​len·​dri·​cal kə-ˈlen-dri-kəl How to pronounce calendrical (audio)
variants or less commonly calendric
: of, relating to, characteristic of, or used in a calendar

Examples of calendrical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fast forward to the 1930s, when the Maine Farmers’ Almanac listed a complex calendrical meaning for the term, according to Sky & Telescope magazine. Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times, 4 Oct. 2023 Conveniently, there are still plenty of folks more than happy to gather in a park and rock out like Y2K is just around the calendrical corner. cleveland, 5 Aug. 2023 However, not all archaeologists are convinced of the ancient monument’s calendrical accuracy. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 28 Mar. 2023 But despite the calendrical bad omen, this will be a lucky day: Apophis will not strike our planet—this time, anyway (its orbit ensures Apophis will visit us again in 2036, 2051, 2066 and so on). Scientific American, 13 Oct. 2021 The ritual observation of the passage of FDR’s calendrical contrivance promises to be even more turgid than usual this year. Gerard Baker, WSJ, 26 Apr. 2021 And to account for calendrical drift, when the length of the year doesn't line up with the astronomical calendar (365.24 days, just about), its creators have added an extra week at the end of December every five or six years. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 29 Feb. 2020 How’s this for a calendrical trifecta: Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday. Ben Guarino,, 31 Jan. 2020 Tracing someone’s intellectual interests across a lifetime can be more meaningful than dragging the subject and the reader ever onward through calendrical time. Casey Cep, The New Yorker, 21 Oct. 2019 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'calendrical.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1832, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of calendrical was in 1832

Dictionary Entries Near calendrical

Cite this Entry

“Calendrical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!