Definition of Hanukkah noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Hanukkah

 noun
(also Chanukkah, Chanukah)noun
BrE BrE//ˈhænʊkə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhænʊkə//
 
; BrE BrE//ˈxænʊkə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈxænʊkə//
 
Religious holidays and festivals
 
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an eight-day Jewish festival and holiday in November or December when Jews remember the occasion when the Temple in Jerusalem was dedicated again in 165 BC See related entries: Religious holidays and festivals Word Originfrom Hebrew ḥănukkāh ‘consecration’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Hanukkah