midsummer

noun
mid·​sum·​mer | \ ˈmid-ˈsə-mər How to pronounce midsummer (audio) , -ˌsə-\

Definition of midsummer

1 : the middle of summer
2 : the summer solstice

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midsummer adjective

Examples of midsummer in a Sentence

The new product should be in stores by midsummer.

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Stranger Things season 3 is a pretty-looking midsummer event that mixtapes Reagan-era pop culture. Darren Franich, EW.com, "The ending of Stranger Things 3 proves the limits of nostalgia: EW review, with spoilers," 4 July 2019 In midsummer, whitewater churns down two wide slabs of bumpy black rock to create the spiderweb-like lower falls. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "When you visit Copper Falls, check out this hidden gem of a waterfall nearby," 15 Aug. 2019 The Palo Verde district is experimenting with reduced water for the midsummer crop, which requires more irrigation but produces lower yields. Dan Elliott, The Denver Post, "Colorado farms turn to technology amid water warnings in Southwest U.S.," 13 Aug. 2019 The Palo Verde district is experimenting with reduced water for the midsummer crop, which requires more irrigation but produces lower yields. Dan Elliott, USA TODAY, "Farmers are using drones to help save an endangered US river," 13 Aug. 2019 In fact, this midsummer mood just means our craving for a vacation is at an all-time high. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "You Can Stay in This Bubble Hotel in Mexico's Wine Country for $145 a Night," 7 Aug. 2019 The zinnia — a plant native to Mexico — brightens up our garden from midsummer all the way to the first hard frost. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow Bright, Beautiful Zinnias," 13 Aug. 2018 The midsummer haul is from six interdictions as well as fishing out floating bales of drugs, Coast Guard officials said. Dennis Romero, NBC News, "Coast Guard unloads 26,000 pounds of cocaine seized from Pacific," 27 July 2019 Living To celebrate its three-week-long pop-up at Melet Mercantile in Montauk, Gucci threw an epic midsummer bash in the grounds of the beachside outpost this past weekend. Vogue, "Sienna Miller, Elsa Hosk, and Jeremy O. Harris Celebrate Gucci X Melet Mercantile," 15 July 2019

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First Known Use of midsummer

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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midsummer

noun

English Language Learners Definition of midsummer

: the middle of summer

midsummer

noun
mid·​sum·​mer | \ ˈmid-ˈsə-mər How to pronounce midsummer (audio) \

Kids Definition of midsummer

1 : the middle of summer
2 : the summer solstice

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