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noun [countable] [usually singular] American English pronunciation: new year 
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singularnew year
pluralnew years

or New Year American English pronunciation: New Year

  1. the time around the beginning of a new year, when people celebrate

    We had a very quiet new year.

    She's visiting them some time in the new year.

    Happy New Year:

    Everyone kissed and wished each other a Happy New Year.

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