lunisolar

adjective

lu·​ni·​so·​lar ˌlü-ni-ˈsō-lər How to pronounce lunisolar (audio)
 also  -ˌlär
: relating or attributed to the moon and the sun

Examples of lunisolar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the National Museum of Asian Art, the Lunar New Year, commonly known as the Spring Festival in China, celebrates the beginning of spring and the start of a new year on the lunisolar calendar. Marina Johnson, The Indianapolis Star, 23 Feb. 2024 According to the National Museum of Asian Art, the Lunar New Year, commonly known as the Spring Festival in China, celebrates the beginning of spring and start of a new year on the lunisolar calendar. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 23 Feb. 2024 Lunar New Year is the celebration of the arrival of spring and the beginning of the new year on the lunisolar calendar. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 29 Jan. 2024 The holiday marks the arrival of spring and the start of a new year under the lunisolar calendar in a celebration that dates back to the Chinese agrarian tradition. TIME, 10 Feb. 2024 Each year, the end of the Lunar New Year festivities is marked with the Chinese Lantern Festival, taking place on the 15th day of the first month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar (which coincides with the first full moon). Kelsie Gibson, Peoplemag, 10 Feb. 2024 Just like much of the world celebrates the beginning of a new calendar year on January 1, those who celebrate the Lunar New Year welcome the beginning of the new lunisolar year. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Jan. 2024 The holiday is referred to as the Lunar New Year because the date is determined by the lunisolar calendar (a calendar based on the cycles of the moon and the sun) traditionally followed in East Asian countries. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Jan. 2024 The Lunar New Year is a holiday that marks the first new moon of the lunisolar calendar, which is the calendar traditionally used in many east Asian countries including China, Vietnam, Singapore and South Korea. Andrea Wurzburger, Peoplemag, 22 Jan. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Latin luna moon + English -i- + solar

First Known Use

1691, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lunisolar was in 1691

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“Lunisolar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lunisolar. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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