l'chaim

or l'cha·yim, le·cha·yim, le·ha·yim

[ Ashkenazic Hebrew luh-khah-yim; Sephardic Hebrew luh-khah-yeem ]
/ Ashkenazic Hebrew ləˈxɑ yɪm; Sephardic Hebrew lə xɑˈyim /

noun Hebrew.

a toast used in drinking to a person's health or well-being.

Nearby words

  1. l'allegro,
  2. l'amour,
  3. l'amour, louis,
  4. l'après-midi d'un faune,
  5. l'aquila,
  6. l'enfant,
  7. l'enfant, pierre charles,
  8. l'hospital,
  9. l'hospital's rule,
  10. l'istesso tempo

Origin of l'chaim

ləḥayyīm literally, to life

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British Dictionary definitions for l'chayim

l'chaim

/ (ləˈxɑjim) /

interjection, noun

a variant spelling of lechaim
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