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

Definition of lunisolar

: relating or attributed to the moon and the sun

Examples of lunisolar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jewish people welcome the new year in September or October, not January, in observance of the lunisolar Hebrew calendar. Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, "Why Rosh Hashanah kicks off the Jewish New Year in the fall—not January," 18 Sep. 2020 The Chinese zodiac cycle consists of 12 animal signs, one for each lunisolar year. Erika W. Smith,, "What The Year Of The Rat Means & How To Celebrate It," 27 Jan. 2020 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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“Lunisolar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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