of or relating to a solstice or the solstices: a solstitial point.
occurring at or about the time of a solstice.
characteristic of the summer solstice.
- sol·sti·tial·ly, adverb
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How to use solstitial in a sentence
The great festivals of Druidism were three: the solstitial festivals of the rise and fall of the year, and the winter festival.Nooks and Corners of English Life, Past and Present | John Timbs
And so, with the rise and dip of the seasons, the European element waxes as the English wanes, in a kind of solstitial see-saw.A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees | Edwin Asa Dix
Now the townsmen are all out of doors on account of the solstitial holiday.The Complete Opera Book | Gustav Kobb
The first was an equinoctial, the second a solstitial armilla.
The points were directed eastward, the two outside showing the two solstitial points, and that in the centre the equinoctial.Ancient America, in Notes on American Archaeology | John D. Baldwin