lu·​ni·​so·​lar | \ ˌlü-ni-ˈsō-lər also -ˌlär How to pronounce lunisolar (audio) \

Definition of lunisolar

: relating or attributed to the moon and the sun

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Holi is a national holiday that usually occurs in March on the last full moon day of the Hindu lunisolar calendar month. Lisa Marie Segarra, Time, "Why Holi Is the 'Festival of Colors'," 2 Mar. 2018 The first day of this Chinese New Year, based on the lunisolar calendar, was Saturday. Tomoya Shimura, Orange County Register, "Irvine Chinese School celebrates Year of the Rooster," 30 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of lunisolar

1691, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lunisolar

Latin luna moon + English -i- + solar

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