Definition of Manhattanhenge in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmanˌhatnˈhenj/ Pronunciation: /mən-/


A phenomenon occurring just before and after the summer solstice, in which the sun sets in alignment with the streets that run east to west on Manhattan’s street grid: this year’s first opportunity for seeing Manhattanhenge’s glory came Tuesday night
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  • The event has been dubbed "Manhattanhenge" for the way it turns New York City into a Stonehenge-like sun dial.
  • Photographers aim their cameras as the sun sets through the buildings on 42nd Street in Manhattan during a phenomenon known as Manhattanhenge.
  • Tonight's showing of New York's hometown celestial alignment, known as Manhattanhenge, was a spectacular success that more than made up for the washout in May.


Early 21st century: blend of Manhattan and Stonehenge.

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Syllabification: Man·hat·tan·henge

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