mid·​sum·​mer | \-ˈsə-mər, -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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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 Baez steps into the midsummer showcase as one of the possible antidotes for the game’s troubling lack of action. Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY, "El Mago: Javier Baez's flair is just what baseball needs," 12 July 2018 Combined, the ensemble referenced the setting of Wyoming with the polish of California—midsummer ease by the wife of Yeezy. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Kim Kardashian West’s Summer Date Night Look? Tactical Pants and Heels," 7 July 2018 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enjoyed a midsummer’s night out on Thursday. Simon Perry, PEOPLE.com, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Dazzle at Royal Summer Party for Young Leaders," 5 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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The first known use of midsummer was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of midsummer

: the middle of summer


mid·​sum·​mer | \ˈmid-ˈsə-mər \

Kids Definition of midsummer

1 : the middle of summer

2 : the summer solstice

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