sea·​son·​al | \ ˈsēz-nəl How to pronounce seasonal (audio) , ˈsē-zᵊn-əl \

Definition of seasonal

1 : of, relating to, or varying in occurrence according to the season seasonal storms
2 : affected or caused by seasonal need or availability seasonal industries

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Other Words from seasonal

seasonality \ ˌsē-​zə-​ˈna-​lə-​tē How to pronounce seasonal (audio) \ noun
seasonally \ ˈsēz-​nə-​lē How to pronounce seasonal (audio) , ˈsē-​zᵊn-​ə-​lē \ adverb

Examples of seasonal in a Sentence

The rise in gas prices is seasonal. The store hires seasonal workers during the holidays.
Recent Examples on the Web Local vendors include Pain Train Salsa, Mama’s Tamales, Erbe Ranch eggs and meat, 4 Brother’s New York Bagels, Biryani Hut Indian cuisine, Texas Farm & Ranch seasonal produce, Milk Mustache baked goods and Mary Ann’s Products pasta sauce. Marcy De Luna, Chron, "River Oaks District launches monthly farmers market," 11 Jan. 2021 Early on, designers and retailers rallied around change, pledging to realign seasonal deliveries and delay sales periods, but neither initiative has taken off in a satisfying way. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "The NYC Indie Label Area Is Launching Couture," 11 Jan. 2021 Hikers will find four primary waterfalls along the first seven miles of the trail – though during the rainy season dozens of seasonal waterfalls flow off the cliffs into Eagle Creek. oregonlive, "What you need to know before hiking the reopened Eagle Creek Trail," 9 Jan. 2021 Because of the pandemic, Barry said only one seasonal staff member was hired for the festival in addition to two full-time festival staff members year-round, down from the usual five or six additions. Ronald Blum, ajc, "Opera and theater's Prototype Festival pushed mostly online," 8 Jan. 2021 Also: • Great Lakes is planning to add seasonal cans of Mexican Lager with Lime, Lemon Hefeweizen and Ohio City Oatmeal Stout. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Great Lakes Brewing Co.’s 2021 beer-release calendar is out," 6 Jan. 2021 Just like all seasonal options, this beverage will only be available while supplies last. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "Starbucks Just Launched a Nutty New Latte and It's Just What We Need to Power Up 2021," 5 Jan. 2021 Other beverages like the new Pistachio Latte that also first debuted at Starbucks Roasteries before launching at Starbucks stores are the Nitro Cold Brew and seasonal drinks such as the Cascara Latte, Smoked Butterscotch Latte and the Juniper Latte. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Starbucks releases winter menu with new Pistachio Latte, Honey Almondmilk Cold Brew, Red Velvet Loaf and more," 5 Jan. 2021 As Yuletide hits have dashed up the Hot 100's upper ranks in recent holiday seasons, followed by their swoons after Christmas, non-seasonal songs are eligible to re-enter once holiday titles decline, if meeting all chart eligibility rules. Gary Trust, Billboard, "24kGoldn's 'Mood' Returns to No. 1 on Hot 100, Dua Lipa's 'Levitating' Lifts to Top 10," 4 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of seasonal

1838, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of seasonal was in 1838

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16 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Seasonal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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How to pronounce seasonal (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of seasonal

: happening or needed during a particular time of the year
: normal for a certain time of year


sea·​son·​al | \ ˈsē-zᵊn-əl How to pronounce seasonal (audio) \

Kids Definition of seasonal

: happening, available, or used at a certain season seasonal foods a seasonal residence

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