spring·​time | \ ˈspriŋ-ˌtīm How to pronounce springtime (audio) \

Definition of springtime

1 : the season of spring
3 : 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 Four men long accustomed to the daily routines of incarceration observed a springtime ritual Wednesday that is rare for the inside of a Maryland prison. Nick Anderson, Washington Post, 18 May 2022 The network upfronts are once again front-and-center for the television industry as major players gather in New York May 16-19 for the springtime ritual of presenting programming plans for the upcoming TV season. William Earl, Variety, 15 May 2022 The first weekend of May last year, Jim LeBlond was busy with a familiar springtime ritual: clearing out his backyard. Judi Ketteler, Good Housekeeping, 24 Apr. 2022 Major social events scrubbed from the calendar included the White House ball for the nation's governors and the Easter Egg Roll, the second straight year that springtime ritual has been canceled. Darlene Superville, ajc, 25 Dec. 2021 There are only limited calls in Georgia, even among the law’s fiercest critics, to upend a springtime ritual at a club that stands on what was once an indigo plantation and did not admit a Black member until 1990. New York Times, 7 Apr. 2021 Still, the city’s usual outsize enthusiasm for observing a springtime ritual — going out on St. Patrick’s Day — was muted, at best. BostonGlobe.com, 20 Mar. 2021 But nowhere is this nonsensical approach more baffling to me than in the springtime. Brigid Kennedy, The Week, 24 Apr. 2022 Wild asparagus, pheasant back mushrooms and edible flowers in the springtime. Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of springtime

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 May 2022

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“Springtime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springtime. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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spring·​time | \ ˈspriŋ-ˌtīm How to pronounce springtime (audio) \

Kids Definition of springtime

: the season of spring

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