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

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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Crops that may be finishing up in your garden midsummer include garlic, onions, potatoes, carrots, beets, cauliflower, cabbage, and broccoli. Hilary Dahl, Good Housekeeping, "How to Plant a Fall Garden and Grow Late-Season Crops," 22 July 2018 Confidence: High Tomorrow night: The midsummer swelter continues overnight. Brian Jackson, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Sweltering conditions will persist through Independence Day," 1 July 2018 In Haida Gwaii at midsummer, the sun seldom shines and temperatures rarely exceed 55 degrees. Melanie Kirkpatrick, WSJ, "Cold, Windy Bliss on a Salmon Fishing Trip," 9 Aug. 2018 Soak in the midsummer sun at Spruce Street Harbor Park during the green space’s recurring evening jazz performance. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "Taylor Swift, 'Star Wars' with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and other great events in Philadelphia, July 13-20," 12 July 2018 Chicago Ridge and Schiller Park residents — get ready for some midsummer traffic hassles. Mary Wisniewski, chicagotribune.com, "Construction projects to close Ridgeland Avenue, I-294 ramps," 6 July 2018 Meanwhile Mott, who started out in Hollywood working in the fabled William Morris Agency mailroom, nimbly choreographs all the updating, resulting in a breezy, cute-and-clever confection that’s tailor-made for a sultry midsummer’s night. Michael Rechtshaffen, latimes.com, "Review: Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' charmingly recast in La La land," 12 July 2018 Early voting started Tuesday in an unusual midsummer special election to replace West Anchorage Assemblyman Tim Steele, who resigned last month over health issues. Devin Kelly, Anchorage Daily News, "Voting begins in special West Anchorage Assembly election," 11 July 2018 That’s certainly our mantra today with a second straight midsummer beauty to enjoy! Brian Jackson, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: Holding summer at bay for one more day," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of midsummer

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

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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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