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noun (1)

sum·​mer·​time ˈsə-mər-ˌtīm How to pronounce summertime (audio)
: the summer season or a period like summer

summer time

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noun (2)

chiefly British

Examples of summertime in a Sentence

Noun (1) We go there to pick strawberries in the summertime.
Recent Examples on the Web
The Grammy winner’s preppy summertime wardrobe has also included striped button-down shirts, crewneck sweaters and loafers. Alexis Jones, Peoplemag, 9 Sep. 2023 And hot cars aren't just a summertime fear; the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warns that an outdoor temperature in mid-60s can cause a car's temperature to rise as high as 110 degrees Fahrenheit. Nena Farrell, WIRED, 9 Sep. 2023 Throughout the summertime, the Tustumena serves communities from Dutch Harbor to Homer. Andy Lusk, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Sep. 2023 Western weaponry fueled Ukraine’s summertime counteroffensive along a 600-mile front. Nick Penzenstadler, USA TODAY, 8 Sep. 2023 Meanwhile, in Hokkaido, summertime brings mild temperatures and blue skies. Danielle Demetriou, Travel + Leisure, 8 Sep. 2023 Come summertime, short hair helps keep the heat and humidity from wreaking havoc on your strands that have a penchant for sticking sweatily on your neck and back. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 7 Sep. 2023 Both of the days that introduced us to September seemed suited to a ceremonial role, filled with environmental glory, brilliant sunshine and warmth still suggestive of summertime. Martin Weil, Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2023 In 2020, Biden carried this summertime haven by 1.4 percentage points. Jess Bidgood,, 3 Sep. 2023
Baking fruit under a cover of crumbs is the quickest way to happiness in summer time. Ben Mims, Los Angeles Times, 3 Sep. 2023 Friday was a beautiful day across much of Southern New England, with warm temperatures and typical summer time humidity. Dave Epstein,, 30 June 2023 Adding insulation in the attic can also prevent drafts and outdoor air from reaching your living spaces, keeping your home cooler in the summer time and warmer in the winter, says Leonard. Jeastman, oregonlive, 16 June 2023 If that doesn’t sound like summer time, nothing does. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 14 June 2023 The shorts, which keep the spirit and jam-packed music of the movies, find the friends encountering new monsters, while dealing with school and new experiences like a never-ending summer time loop. Marta Balaga, Variety, 13 June 2023 It's known as summer time in some countries, including the United Kingdom and in Europe. Doyle Rice, USA TODAY, 12 Feb. 2023 Splits opened up inside the government itself, with the education minister announcing that schools and universities would move to summer time. Sarah Dadouch, Washington Post, 27 Mar. 2023 Your holiday ensembles can look a bit different than your day-to-day uniform, especially in the spring and summer time, when playful dressing is at an all-time high. Rachel Besser, Vogue, 20 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of summertime was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near summertime

summer time



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“Summertime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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sum·​mer·​time ˈsəm-ər-ˌtīm How to pronounce summertime (audio)
: the summer season or a period like summer
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