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solstice

sol·stice

solstice

 
 
pronunciation:
sol stihs [or] sal stihs
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part of speech: noun
definition: either of the two times in the year when the sun is furthest from the celestial equator, occurring in June and December.
Swedes traditionally celebrate the summer solstice by dancing around a Maypole.
 
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Solstice is formed from two Latin words that together mean "the point at which the sun seems to stand still."