midwinter

noun
mid·​win·​ter | \ ˈmid-ˈwin-tər How to pronounce midwinter (audio) , -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
Recent Examples on the Web Conditions ranging from powder to slushy corn snow are on offer well into April in many states, and best of all, most of the midwinter crowds are now gone. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, "Spring Skiing Is in Full Swing at These Resorts," 8 Apr. 2021 Tuesday’s swings highlight a midwinter shift in investor appetite to real-economy sectors such as banks over the past year’s favorites. Michael Wursthorn, WSJ, "Tech Stocks Bounce Back as Rate Fears Ease," 23 Feb. 2021 The longest distance between two points stretches from frozen gray midwinter Minnesota to the first baseball game of summer. Star Tribune, "Inclusive baseball league puts out the call for Minnesota coaches and players," 18 Feb. 2021 In the Pantheon, in midwinter, Sophia thrust her hands into the single column of falling snow, a white ghost in the middle of the rotunda swirling down from the dome's central oculus. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Joy of Seeing Rome Anew," 22 Mar. 2021 The Mount Washington Avalanche Center warned of the dangers of midwinter skiing after a 54-year-old Vermont man caused the avalanche that killed him. Charlie Mckenna, BostonGlobe.com, "Mount Washington officials warn of avalanche dangers following skier’s death earlier this month," 18 Feb. 2021 Instead, the drop-off in deaths and cases has been attributed to the passing of the holidays; the cold and bleak days of midwinter, when many people stay home; and better adherence to mask rules and social distancing. Anchorage Daily News, "US tops 500,000 coronavirus-related deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars," 22 Feb. 2021 Instead, the drop-off in deaths and cases has been attributed to the passing of the holidays; the cold and bleak days of midwinter, when many people stay home; and better adherence to mask rules and social distancing. Heather Hollingsworth And Tammy Webber, Chron, "US tops 500,000 virus deaths, matching the toll of 3 wars," 22 Feb. 2021 Instead, the drop-off in deaths and cases has been attributed to the passing of the holidays; the cold and bleak days of midwinter, when many people stay home; and better adherence to mask rules and social distancing. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Cox orders flags to be lowered as U.S. tops 500,000 virus deaths," 22 Feb. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midwinter. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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midwinter

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English Language Learners Definition of midwinter

: the middle of winter

midwinter

noun
mid·​win·​ter | \ ˈmid-ˈwin-tər How to pronounce midwinter (audio) \

Kids Definition of midwinter

1 : the middle of winter
2 : the winter solstice

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