twelvemonth

[twelv-muhnth]
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noun Chiefly British.

a year.

Nearby words

  1. twelve-tone,
  2. twelve-tone row,
  3. twelve-tone technique,
  4. twelvefold,
  5. twelvemo,
  6. twelvemonthly,
  7. twelvepenny nail,
  8. twelver,
  9. twenties,
  10. twentieth

Origin of twelvemonth

before 1050; Middle English twelfmoneth. See twelve, month

Related formstwelve·month·ly, adverb

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twelvemonth

noun

mainly British an archaic or dialect word for year
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