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Capricorn Line breaks: Cap¦ri|corn
Pronunciation: /ˈkaprɪkɔːn/
Astrology

Definition of Capricorn in English:

1The tenth sign of the zodiac (the Goat), which the sun enters at the northern winter solstice (about 21 December).
1.1 (a Capricorn) A person born when the sun is in the sign of Capricorn.
Example sentences
  • By the way, I'm a Leo and my husband is a Capricorn, and those Sun sign charts say we'd never make it.
  • As a Capricorn, you probably think you already have all the answers to this week's cosmic conundrums.
  • For trivia buffs, Helen's own daughter is a Capricorn, and has been working as the production manager on Lord of the Rings.

Phrases

tropic of Capricorn

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Origin

Old English, from Latin capricornus, from caper, capr- 'goat' + cornu 'horn', on the pattern of Greek aigokēros 'goat-horned, Capricorn'.

Words that rhyme with Capricorn

barleycorn • unicorn

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