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 Thursday, a warmer day with a 67-degree high, blue skies, and suggestions of springtime, fell far short of the record for its date of 74 degrees. Washington Post, 18 Dec. 2021 Most reservoirs that deliver water to states, cities, tribes, farmers and utilities rely on melted snow in the springtime. Felicia Fonseca, ajc, 12 Dec. 2021 Her appointment as a judge is the latest in a series of departures since the General Assembly was last in session in the springtime. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, 2 Nov. 2021 South Africa, now late in its springtime, was experiencing a low level of viral transmission before omicron appeared and started a cluster of infections. Joel Achenbach, Anchorage Daily News, 30 Nov. 2021 The firm also trimmed malls for springtime and Easter. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, 10 June 2021 Abundant Eastern Chukchi Sea belugas While whaling season begins in springtime, summer brings the biggest harvest, said Aguvluk from Wainwright. Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Nov. 2021 Celcherts added that Keep Brooklyn Beautiful will be back at it come springtime. John Benson, cleveland, 19 Oct. 2021 April is associated with springtime, new beginnings, and a time to bloom. Chaise Sanders, Country Living, 5 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of springtime

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Jan 2022

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“Springtime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/springtime. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of springtime

: the season of spring


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

Kids Definition of springtime

: the season of spring

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