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

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The excellent brigand’s hat pasta, strewn with meaty honeycombs of wild morel mushrooms and withered ramps in springtime, turns into a more keenly aromatic dish by June: now it’s chanterelle mushrooms lathered in basil-intensive butter. Patricia Escárcega, latimes.com, "Spago at middle age: Is Wolfgang Puck’s flagship restaurant still relevant?," 27 June 2019 All the sediments in the plains where the Bangladeshis are building come from hills and mountains eroded away by winter ice, springtime melts and monsoon rains for tens of millions of years. The Economist, "The South Asian monsoon, past, present and future," 27 June 2019 With springtime comes grass cutting season and residents are concerned that cut grass blown into the street causes a safety risk for motorcyclists. Maia Anderson, Cincinnati.com, "NKY residents: Grass cuttings slippery when wet and can cause safety problems," 5 June 2019 Toads seek pools that will support life from the springtime when eggs are laid through late summer when toadlets emerge. Patricia Edmonds, National Geographic, "This toad’s sex life hinges on finding the perfect pool," 17 June 2019 Forty springtimes later, midmorning at a cafe in the Treme neighborhood, Rickie Lee Jones seems, on the surface at least, not so restless. Alison Fenterstock, latimes.com, "Rickie Lee Jones settles down — sort of — at 64: ‘The pressure is off’," 13 June 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," 13 June 2019 Winter can do some nasty work to any yard, so when springtime comes, your grass needs some extra TLC. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "Amazon's Greenworks Sale Arrives Just in Time for Spring," 10 Apr. 2019 Any time is a good time to visit Serena & Lily's Westport Design Shop, but according to Allyson, springtime is the most fun time of year to make the trip. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "There's an Incredible Story Behind Serena & Lily's Flagship Store," 9 Apr. 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

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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