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

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 By utilizing technology, companies can cut costs over 50% compared to hiring up to 50-100 seasonal employees, according to our internal data. Liz Tsai, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 In Xi’an in Shaanxi province, tens of thousands of residents were ordered to quarantine following outbreaks this month of covid-19 and hemorrhagic fever, a seasonal disease caused by the hantavirus. Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2021 Seasonal workers: The busy holiday season is here, but the seasonal employees retailers need to meet the rush don’t seem to be arriving in time. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 10 Dec. 2021 Anyone who lives in a temperate climate has an intuitive understanding of seasonal disease. Rachel Gutman, The Atlantic, 20 Nov. 2021 Amazon is seeking 150,000 seasonal employees across the U.S., including 15,000 in Texas and more than 1,500 in the San Antonio area. Madison Iszler, San Antonio Express-News, 21 Oct. 2021 The Postal Service is still looking for more than 300 city carrier assistants and more than 1,000 seasonal employees in the Chicago area, spokesperson Elizabeth Najduch said. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 13 Oct. 2021 The Postal Service is still looking for more than 300 city carrier assistants and more than 1,000 seasonal employees in the Chicago area, spokesperson Elizabeth Najduch said. Lauren Zumbach,, 12 Oct. 2021 Some of the larger businesses in coastal Alabama already provide housing for seasonal employees, including The Hangout Hospitality Group that consists of Sunliner Diner, The Gulf, Picnic Beach and The Hangout. al, 3 Oct. 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 2022

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“Seasonal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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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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