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noun [countable/uncountable]     Yom Kippur pronunciation in British English
/ˌjɒm ˈkɪpə(r)/    Yom Kippur pronunciation in British English
/ˌjɒm kɪˈpʊə(r)/
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singularYom Kippur
pluralYom Kippurs
  1. a day each year in September or October when Jewish people do not eat or drink but pray to God to forgive them for things that they have done wrong. This holiday is also called the Day of Atonement.


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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