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leap yearnoun [C]

uk   /ˈliːp ˌjɪər/  us   /ˈliːp ˌjɪr/
a ​year that ​happens every four ​years and has an ​extraday on 29 ​February
(Definition of leap year from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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leap yearnoun [C]

 /ˈlip ˌyɪər/
a year, ​happeningonce every four years, that has 366 ​days and has ​February 29th as the ​extraday
(Definition of leap year from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “leap year”
in Arabic سَنة كَبيسة…
in Korean 윤년…
in Portuguese ano bissexto…
in Catalan any de traspàs…
in Japanese うるう年…
in Chinese (Simplified) 闰年…
in Turkish artık yıl…
in Russian високосный год…
in Chinese (Traditional) 閏年…
in Italian anno bisestile…
in Polish rok przestępny…
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