spring·​time ˈspriŋ-ˌtīm How to pronounce springtime (audio)
: the season of spring
: an early or flourishing stage of development

Examples of springtime in a Sentence

Springtime is her favorite time of year. a springtime of entrepreneurship in the old Soviet bloc after the fall of the Iron Curtain
Recent Examples on the Web Gisele Bündchen Honors 'Sweetest' Son Ben with Heartfelt Tribute on His 14th Birthday: 'So Lucky' Bündchen marked the annual springtime holiday on her end with a tribute to her mom Vânia Nonnenmacher, who died on Jan. 28 at age 75. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 12 May 2024 The president’s support among young voters, already slipping before the springtime spread of campus protests, will certainly fall further, needlessly risking his reelection. Bruce Fuller, Orange County Register, 12 May 2024 After another rainy winter that dragged into springtime, California is finally moving toward a warmer and drier pattern, with temperatures expected to hit typical highs — or above — for this time of year. Grace Toohey, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2024 The two groups combine their talents on this breezy, exquisitely performed instrumental, with a mesh of mandolin, banjo, bass, guitar and fiddle that capture the warm, lively essence of springtime. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 6 May 2024 As always, they’re made with performance fabric to keep you cool and comfy during springtime travels. Kristine Thomason, Travel + Leisure, 5 May 2024 Disneyland has dropped ticket prices to as little as $50 a day for the entire summer stretching from the springtime Pixar Fest to Halloween Time in the fall with multi-day ticket offers that can serve as mini annual passes for those not willing to splurge on an expensive Magic Key pass. Brady MacDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 May 2024 Under his leadership, the government has deployed 400,000 vaccinators and 80,000 security personnel to inoculate more than 90 million children this year alone, with another 24 million to come in a springtime vaccination drive. Jeffrey Kluger, TIME, 2 May 2024 Still, a springtime peak below $3.70 a gallon would be a win for consumers given the real risk of significantly higher prices at the pump. Cnn.com, The Mercury News, 30 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of springtime was in the 15th century

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“Springtime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springtime. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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spring·​time ˈspriŋ-ˌtīm How to pronounce springtime (audio)
: the season of spring

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