midsummer

noun

mid·​sum·​mer ˈmid-ˈsə-mər How to pronounce midsummer (audio)
-ˌsə-
1
: the middle of summer
2
: the summer solstice
midsummer adjective

Examples of midsummer in a Sentence

The new product should be in stores by midsummer.
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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of midsummer was before the 12th century

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“Midsummer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midsummer. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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midsummer

noun
mid·​sum·​mer ˈmid-ˈsəm-ər How to pronounce midsummer (audio)
1
: the middle of summer
2
: the summer solstice

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