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 When that mail plane went down, midwinter, up at Plane Crash, Clarence somehow again was passing by and the first on the scene. Seth Kantner, Anchorage Daily News, "Remembering Clarence Wood, a hunter in the truest sense of the word," 27 Oct. 2019 Starting in midwinter, pups, which average about 75 pounds, will be born, reared and taught to swim and feed. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Marine Mammal Protection Act has helped shark, seal, otter populations surge," 12 Oct. 2019 Shows of skin dominated this week’s most noteworthy beauty Instagrams, and garments were discarded (midwinter, no less!) for a variety of reasons. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Emily Ratajkowski is Pat McGrath’s Muse at Versace (and More!)," 20 Jan. 2019 Whatever part of your garden lies in shadow under the full moon in midsummer is the part that will be in shadow in the daytime in midwinter. Pam Peirce, SFChronicle.com, "Food crops and edible flowers that thrive in the shade," 12 July 2019 For the best wolf sightings, visit in summer or midwinter and search during the early morning. Kitson Jazynka, National Geographic, "Wolves are making a comeback. Here’s where to see them," 2 July 2019 Peak viewing times are the fall migration back into the sea ice and midwinter when mother bears emerge from their dens with cubs. Joe Yogerst, National Geographic, "Top 10 wildlife encounters in parks," 9 Apr. 2019 Here are some good reasons why midwinter is a great time to buy: 1. Jack R. Nerad, Car and Driver, "Never Mind the Cold and Snow, Winter Is Prime Car-Buying Season," 7 Feb. 2018 At the thrice-weekly Center Market, Alex Davis is breaking the midwinter blues by adding new items too. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Pick up fresh cod, bright veggies and treats for canine companions at local markets this week," 17 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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13 Feb 2020

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“Midwinter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midwinter. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of midwinter

: the middle of winter


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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