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[khah-nuh-kuh, hah-; Ashkenazic Hebrew khah-nuh-kuh; Sephardic Hebrew khah-noo-kah] /ˈxɑ nə kə, ˌhɑ-; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈxɑ nə kə; Sephardic Hebrew xɑ nuˈkɑ/
noun, Judaism.
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  • Involuntarily I glance at the Chanukah light opposite to me in the window.

    Stories and Pictures Isaac Loeb Peretz
  • And all our "Chanukah" money went into Benny's pockets, and was lost to us for ever.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • When we got home, we had to tell lies to account for the loss of the money we had been given in honour of "Chanukah."

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • Where is the spirit of the Maccabæans whom we hymn on this feast of Chanukah?

  • He merely gives me a nod, and once more sinks his attention in the portion appointed for Chanukah.

    Stories and Pictures Isaac Loeb Peretz
British Dictionary definitions for Chanukah


/ˈhɑːnəkə; -nʊˌkɑː; Hebrew xanuˈka/
a variant spelling of Hanukkah
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Chanukah

also Chanukkah, 1891, from Hebrew hanukkah "consecration."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Chanukah in Culture

Chanukah definition

Another spelling of Hanukkah.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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