december Definition

the twelfth and last month of the year, between November and January.

Using december: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "december" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    My birthday is in December.

  • Example

    December is usually a busy month for retailers.

  • Example

    The winter solstice occurs in December.

Phrases with december

  • a marketing slogan used by Lexus in the United States to promote year-end sales events


    Don't miss out on our December to Remember sales event!

  • December bride

    a bride who gets married in December


    She always dreamed of being a December bride, so she planned her wedding accordingly.

  • a feeling of sadness or depression that some people experience during the holiday season


    I always get the December blues when I'm away from my family during the holidays.

Origins of december

from Latin 'decem' meaning 'ten', as it was originally the tenth month of the Roman calendar


Summary: december in Brief

'December' [dɪˈsembər] is the twelfth and final month of the year, following November and preceding January. It is often associated with holidays and festivities, such as Christmas and New Year's Eve. Phrases like 'December to remember' and 'December bride' are used in marketing and weddings respectively. Some people may experience the 'December blues,' a feeling of sadness or depression during the holiday season.

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