winter solstice

winter solstice
UK / US noun [countable/uncountable]
Word forms "winter solstice":
singular winter solstice plural winter solstices
the day of the year when the sun is above the horizon for the shortest amount of time, around 21st December in the northern half of the Earth and 21st June in the southern half

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