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solstice

Pronunciation: /ˈsɑːlstəs; ˈsɒlstɪs/

Translation of solstice in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • solsticio (masculine) summer/winter solstice solsticio de verano/invierno
    Example sentences
    • The minimum length of shadow during a day is less in summer than in winter and at the solstices it changes from lengthening to shortening or visa versa.
    • Now that the solstice has passed, winter is officially upon us.
    • This first day of summer - the solstice, when the sun is at its peak - was traditionally a time of celebration for the ancient Druids.

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