springtime

noun
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

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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 Similarly, in ancient Rome, a feast called Saturnalia was held during the solstice, which also encouraged people to celebrate the springtime (and bountiful harvest) ahead with evergreen decorations. Country Living, "The History of the Christmas Tree Goes Back Farther Than You Might Realize," 4 Sep. 2019 In 2019 the Amazon Coat dominated over winter, then the leopard midi took over in the springtime and through the summer. Glamour, "If You Love the Leopard Midi, You Need This Slip Skirt for Fall 2019," 19 Aug. 2019 Cons: Hit the publicity circuit hard in the springtime, can the momentum last? Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Forget the Song of the Summer; Pick Your Summer 2019 Crush," 5 July 2019 Magpie swooping season occurs each year across the country in September and October, during Australia's springtime. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "Australian man dies after attack by a swooping magpie," 16 Sep. 2019 These two moves, combined, show Brady’s apparent willingness and ability to spread his wings by springtime. Jonathan Jones, SI.com, "Tom Brady Is Playing His Hand," 8 Aug. 2019 With springtime just around the corner, there will be plenty of outdoor work projects to take care of, but that is not always easy for local seniors. courant.com, "Community News For The Hebron Edition," 25 July 2019 Then, in the springtime, the restaurants starting calling me up. Myrna Petlicki, chicagotribune.com, "Skokie native turned his interest in mushroom foraging into growing career," 7 June 2019 These are small signals, to be sure, but every springtime starts with green shoots. Alex Davies, WIRED, "Cheaper Lidar, a Self-Driving Deal, and Other Car News This Week," 14 July 2019

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First Known Use of springtime

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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springtime

noun
How to pronounce springtime (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of springtime

: the season of spring

springtime

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

Kids Definition of springtime

: the season of spring

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