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



(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