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Juneteenth

Syllabification: June·teenth
Pronunciation: /ˌjo͞onˈtēnTH
 
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Definition of Juneteenth in English:

noun

A festival held annually on the nineteenth of June by African Americans (especially in the southern states), to commemorate emancipation from slavery in Texas on that day in 1865.

Origin

1930s: blend of June and (nine)teenth.

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