Definition of Yom Kippur in English:

Yom Kippur

Pronunciation /jɒm ˈkɪpə/ /jɒm kɪˈpʊə/

noun

  • The most solemn religious fast of the Jewish year, the last of the ten days of penitence that begin with Rosh Hashana (the Jewish New Year).

    • ‘God can be served not only in the solemnity of a Yom Kippur, but also in the revelry of a Purim.’
    • ‘The turning point had come for him in 1913, when he'd attended a Yom Kippur service in Berlin.’
    • ‘If anyone sent us a Diwali card or a Yom Kippur cracker we would be delighted, not offended.’
    • ‘Perhaps this Yom Kippur, as I contemplate who I am and who I want to be, I decide to work on not getting angry this year.’

Origin

Hebrew.

Pronunciation

Yom Kippur

/jɒm ˈkɪpə/ /jɒm kɪˈpʊə/