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 The home sat in the center of Stockholm, a 15-minute bike ride from her apartment, with lovely gardens that were used for midsummer parties. New York Times, "Pandemic Exposes Holes in Sweden’s Generous Social Welfare State," 8 Oct. 2020 Volcano Bay’s temporary closure represents the latest economic setback for Universal Orlando, which also closed down its Sapphire Falls and Aventura hotels after their midsummer returns. Dewayne Bevil, orlandosentinel.com, "Universal closing Volcano Bay water park for winter," 2 Oct. 2020 In Baltimore, where the midsummer rise in cases had ebbed, some of the city’s elite private schools were already open, while others were preparing to do so. Alec Macgillis, ProPublica, "The Students Left Behind by Remote Learning," 28 Sep. 2020 This much can be said: The state was trending down from its midsummer peak when the Young/Dumb party was held in August. Nate Carlisle, The Salt Lake Tribune, "How two 20-somethings and their dance parties helped set back Utah’s pandemic progress," 20 Sep. 2020 The brand blessed us not long ago with some midsummer price-slashing on Allure editors' and Meghan Markle's favorites, like The Water Cream. Nykia Spradley, Allure, "Tatcha Just Surprised Us With a Really Good End-of-Summer Sale," 3 Sep. 2020 Purple loosestrife is quickly recognizable, thanks to its upright purple flower spikes that bloom from midsummer through fall. Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens, "6 Pretty but Troublesome Perennials Never to Plant in Your Garden," 25 Aug. 2020 The string of positives resulted in a team Zoom meeting about accountability and personal responsibility, which proved to be the turning point of a tumultuous midsummer period for the Tigers. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, "Auburn stresses accountability with COVID-19; players frustrated with noncompliance around town," 18 Aug. 2020 Breeders, too, reported unusual levels of business continuing into midsummer. Kim Kavin, Washington Post, "America’s latest must-have home accessory? A dog.," 12 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of midsummer

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

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15 Oct 2020

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“Midsummer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midsummer. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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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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