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English definition of “new year”

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new year

noun [C]
 
 
( also New Year)
the period in January when another year begins: Happy New Year! We're going away in the new year.Years and yearly
Translations of “new year”
in Korean 새해…
in Arabic رأس السنة…
in Portuguese Ano-Novo…
in Catalan Any Nou…
in Japanese 新年…
in Italian l’Anno Nuovo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 新年…
in Russian Новый год…
in Turkish yeni yıl…
in Chinese (Simplified) 新年…
in Polish Nowy Rok…
(Definition of new year from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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