midwinter

noun
mid·​win·​ter | \ˈmid-ˈwin-tər, -ˌwin-\

Definition of midwinter 

1 : the winter solstice

2 : the middle of winter

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midwinter adjective

Examples of midwinter in a Sentence

the heavy snows and frigid temperatures of midwinter

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During this landlocked Latin American nation's midwinter, temperatures average in the mid 70s and rainfall’s at a minimum. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Places to Visit in August," 27 June 2018 Sunrise came after the start of the school day in midwinter, and that fall U.S. returned to standard time. Melody Gutierrez, SFChronicle.com, "Year-round daylight-saving time in California? Voters may get a say," 21 June 2018 Opening a jar in midwinter and tasting the fatty skins takes me back up the river of my ancestors all over again. Frederick Olsen Jr. | Opinion, Anchorage Daily News, "Salmon initiative promises to protect a way of life," 31 Jan. 2018 This happens more often than snow-lovers like in Washington, even in midwinter. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "It still may snow Saturday, but a significant, record-setting event is very unlikely," 5 Apr. 2018 Its gradual buildup has created glaciers on Alaska roadways and has in midwinter forced people from cabins as their property slowly transformed into a skating rink. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, "Overflow ice: Like an oasis in the cold desert of the Arctic," 31 Mar. 2018 The awards, which were announced Monday at the association’s midwinter conference in Denver, are among the most prestigious prizes within children’s literature, and can drive sales and steer librarian and teacher recommendations. Alexandra Alter, New York Times, "Top Awards Given Out for Young Adult and Children’s Literature," 12 Feb. 2018 Wednesday night’s lows are typical of midwinter – from the 20s in our colder areas to near 30 downtown. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, "D.C.-area forecast: A winter resurgence with some snow early Tuesday and maybe Friday," 29 Jan. 2018 Pediatric and adult hospitals see demand rise at the beginning of every year as the flu season peaks in midwinter. Anne Saker, Cincinnati.com, "No IV bags? Cincy hospitals say they are adapting to shortage through flu season," 15 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of midwinter

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

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midwinter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of midwinter

: the middle of winter

midwinter

noun
mid·​win·​ter | \ˈmid-ˈwin-tər \

Kids Definition of midwinter

1 : the middle of winter

2 : the winter solstice

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