midwinter

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

Definition of midwinter

  1. 1 :  the winter solstice

  2. 2 :  the middle of winter

midwinter

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Examples of midwinter in a sentence

  1. the heavy snows and frigid temperatures of midwinter

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of midwinter

before 12th century


MIDWINTER Defined for English Language Learners

midwinter

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

Definition of midwinter for English Language Learners

  • : the middle of winter


MIDWINTER Defined for Kids

midwinter

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noun mid·win·ter \ˈmid-ˈwin-tər\

Definition of midwinter for Students

  1. 1 :  the middle of winter

  2. 2 :  the winter solstice



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