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Hanukkah

Ha·nuk·kah

Hanukkah

pronunciation:
ha n k [or] kha nU ka
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part of speech: noun
definition: an eight-day festival beginning on the twenty-fifth day of Kislev in which, by lighting the menorah each night, Jews celebrate the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrians, the rededication of the temple at Jerusalem, and the miracle of the lamp.
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