sum·​mer·​long ˈsə-mər-ˌlȯŋ How to pronounce summerlong (audio)
: lasting through the summer

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That is what happened at the Memphis museum in September, when people with guns showed up to protest a scheduled dance party that capped a summerlong series on the history of the LGBTQ community in the South. Mike Mcintire,, 26 Nov. 2022 After a few tentative attempts to reopen during the pauses between waves, Lincoln Center finally roared back to life outdoors a year ago with Restart Stages, which commandeered its outdoor public areas for a rollicking summerlong fair. Curbed, 20 Apr. 2022 Two mainstays of ‘90s radio will kickoff a summerlong tour in Gary. Annie Alleman, Chicago Tribune, 6 July 2022 In 2002 the Kennedy Center staged a summerlong celebration of his work, including repertory presentations of six of his tuners. Richard Natale, Variety, 26 Nov. 2021 In another learning moment, during his time at Crenshaw High School, the younger Elder shared a poem, in which a Black man bemoaned how a summerlong trip to Baltimore was ruined after he was called the N-word. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, 29 Aug. 2021 The negotiations at the start of a summerlong legislative blitz represent the biggest test yet of Mr. Biden’s ability to achieve a bipartisan victory in the first year of his presidency. Ken Thomas, WSJ, 27 June 2021 The event showcased Black food vendors, artisans and fashion designers along with music and dance performances, serving as a kickoff to the summerlong ZimSculpt exhibition of Zimbabwean sculpture. Holly Haber, Dallas News, 3 June 2021 Officials laid out the city’s financial picture to City Council on Wednesday afternoon — kicking off the summerlong process of writing a municipal budget for the coming fiscal year. Joshua Fechter, San Antonio Express-News, 16 June 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of summerlong was in 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Summerlong.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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