suk·​kah | \ ˈsu̇-kə How to pronounce sukkah (audio) \

Definition of sukkah

: a booth or shelter with a roof of branches and leaves that is used especially for meals during the Sukkoth

Examples of sukkah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was Purell at the sukkah’s entrance, and taco salad and gefilte fish in takeout containers; the attendees, who wore masks and sat far apart, drank rosé out of cans. Zach Helfand, The New Yorker, "“We Don’t Protest”: Borough Park’s Mask-Burning Demonstrators," 1 Nov. 2020 Boca Beach Chabad hosted approximately 40 people in a sukkah who viewed a streamed concert from the band 8th Day. Sergio Carmona,, "Jewish community thinks outside the box during Sukkot," 9 Oct. 2020 For this holiday, a temporary hut called a sukkah is constructed for use. Sergio Carmona,, "Jewish community thinks outside the box during Sukkot," 9 Oct. 2020 Around the corner from one synagogue, Congregation Shomrei Shabbos Anshei Sfard, a group of perhaps 10 men — none wearing masks — could be seen through the doorway of a sukkah standing close together near a table with open prayer books. Liam Stack, New York Times, "Cuomo’s Restrictions on Synagogues in Virus Hot Spots Can Go Forward," 9 Oct. 2020 The sukkah is meant to be a place for outdoor dining. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "Sukkot: The Jewish holiday celebrated in huts outside is almost pandemic-friendly," 2 Oct. 2020 In a typical year, the rooftop sukkah could accommodate 180 people. Shira Hanau,, "Sukkot celebrated outside doesn’t necessarily make it safe during COVID-19," 1 Oct. 2020 Attendees will have the opportunity to socialize with each other through food and beverages from 6-7 p.m. at the sukkah. Sergio Carmona,, "National Council of Jewish Women presents season opener," 10 Oct. 2019 Last week, the community erected a temporary outdoor hut in the backyard called a sukkah, marking the weeklong Jewish festival of Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles. Washington Post, "Secret synagogue in Dubai prays for Persian Gulf revival," 25 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of sukkah

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sukkah

Hebrew sukkāh

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“Sukkah.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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