• synonyms


  1. the tenth month of the Muslim calendar.
Show More

Origin of Shawwal

First recorded in 1760–70, Shawwal is from the Arabic word shawwāl
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for shawwal

Historical Examples of shawwal

  • Shawwal is the month that follows it, which begins with the great feast of Bairam, the festival referred to in line 4.

    The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam

    Omar Khayyam

British Dictionary definitions for shawwal


  1. the tenth month of the Muslim year
Show More

Word Origin for Shawwal

from Arabic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012