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Decembernoun [C/U]

 us   /dɪˈsem·bər/ (abbreviation Dec.)
the twelfth and last ​month of the ​year, after ​November and before ​January
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Decembernoun [C or U]

uk   /dɪˈsem.bər/  us   /-bɚ/ (written abbreviation Dec.)
A1 the twelfth and last ​month of the ​year, after ​November and before ​January: My ​parents got ​married in December. We went to Mexico on 12 December. Their ​baby was ​born last December.

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Translations of “December”
in Korean 12월…
in Arabic ديسَمْبِر, كانون الأوَّل…
in Malaysian disember…
in French décembre…
in Russian декабрь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 十二月…
in Italian dicembre…
in Turkish aralık ayı…
in Polish grudzień…
in Spanish diciembre…
in Vietnamese tháng mười hai…
in Portuguese dezembro…
in Thai ธันวาคม…
in German der Dezember…
in Catalan desembre…
in Japanese 12月…
in Chinese (Simplified) 十二月…
in Indonesian Desember…
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