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December Syllabification: De·cem·ber
Pronunciation: /dəˈsembər/

Definition of December in English:


The twelfth month of the year, in the northern hemisphere usually considered the first month of winter: the fuel shortage worsened during December [as modifier]: a December day
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  • This time last year we had doom and gloom, and December was the worst month of the year for growth.
  • In December, the society announced it had two months to find the money to save the festival.
  • Like most Decembers in the northern United States, the weather was bitterly cold, and Burdick struggled emotionally because she was over 150 miles away from her family.


Middle English: from Latin, from decem 'ten' (being originally the tenth month of the Roman year).

Words that rhyme with December

Bemba, ember, member, November, Pemba, September
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