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.
Recent Examples on the Web There, yellow flowers grow in mounds creating a ground cover from midsummer until frost. Sheryl Devore, chicagotribune.com, 14 Oct. 2021 Unlike the English monument, Maryhill’s altar stone is positioned in line with the astronomical horizon instead of the midsummer sunrise – resulting in a three-degree difference from the original. oregonlive, 23 Sep. 2021 Grand oak trees and tall, skinny pines curve over the paved trail, providing respite from the infamous and brutal midsummer Southern sun. Michael Venutolo-mantovani, Condé Nast Traveler, 20 Sep. 2021 Still, the latest numbers in Britain illustrate an uptick from a midsummer low of about 25,000 cases a day around early August. Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2021 Its small flowers bloom from midsummer to first frost. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Sep. 2021 The pandemic ensured, however, that the NBA’s grandest matchup will carry into midsummer and this Suns-Bucks matchup is intriguing. BostonGlobe.com, 6 July 2021 Houston shouldered a cramped midsummer schedule due to the team’s participation in the Women’s International Champions Cup. Julia Poe, orlandosentinel.com, 4 Sep. 2021 Around midsummer, the nymph can be seen with a red body, at almost a half-inch in size, with black stripes and white dots. Alexis Oatman, cleveland, 3 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of midsummer

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

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16 Oct 2021

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“Midsummer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midsummer. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of midsummer

: the middle of summer


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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