noun (1)
sum·​mer·​time | \ ˈsə-mər-ˌtīm How to pronounce summertime (audio) \

Definition of summertime

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: the summer season or a period like summer

summer time

noun (2)

Definition of summer time (Entry 2 of 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: Noun The majority of our wildfires will be in the summertime, when those afternoon thunderstorms kick up and come in off the Gulf. Matt Wyatt,, "The end of a year of fire at Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge," 7 Jan. 2021 The final bill bore ample resemblance to a $1 trillion summertime package put together by Senate Republican leaders, which failed to excite many GOP senators. Andrew Taylor, ajc, "Congress rushes toward vote on $900B COVID relief bill," 21 Dec. 2020 The Lake Erie island, accessible only by boat and plane, is a popular summertime destination, frequently drawing a boisterous, partying crowd on weekends. John Caniglia, cleveland, "Federal lawsuits allege Put-in-Bay officers used excessive force in arrests of Black tourists this summer," 10 Nov. 2020 The agency delivers meals to seniors and provides food for children in the summertime. Lisa J. Huriash,, "Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife MacKenzie Scott donates millions to charities in South Florida," 17 Dec. 2020 And the fall surge was quickly proving significantly worse -- and deadlier -- than the one that came in the summertime. Christina Maxouris, CNN, "'We ran out of space.' Amid Covid-19 surge, an Illinois funeral home director says it's hard keeping up with demand," 4 Dec. 2020 The donors are Haley and Andy Billipp, owners of the Eddy Farm, well known for its fresh fruit and vegetable stand on Willard Avenue in the summertime., "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 25 Nov. 2020 In the summertime, there’s so much sun that my battery is usually recharged before noon. Christopher Null, Wired, "Going Solar: My Year-Long Quest to Get Off the Grid," 12 Nov. 2020 In the summertime, Bay Area counties generally moved more slowly in reopening businesses than Southern California. Los Angeles Times, "San Francisco, long hailed for beating COVID-19, now faces a spike in cases," 11 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Staying hydrated, especially during the summer time, is key. Ellen Mcalpine, CNN Underscored, "This Equa Smart Water Bottle will glow to remind you to stay hydrated," 29 June 2020 Dieckmann Cogill, a Dedham resident who lives in Hull in the summer time, was one of the 81 passengers. Sarah Wu,, "MBTA ferry MV Lightning runs aground off Long Island in Boston Harbor; four people hurt," 16 Aug. 2019 With temperatures starting to rise for summer time, pets and children must not remain in cars. Mike Cruz, azcentral, "17 children have died in hot cars nationwide in 2019; 2 were from Arizona," 2 July 2019 To capture the song’s message about summer time fun, Lee will be filming in the party capital: Mount Dora. Trevor Fraser,, "‘The Voice’ contestant Kaleb Lee to shoot new video in Mount Dora," 18 June 2019 In the spirit of summer time, the season of doing the most and showing out, there’s no better moment than the present to make room in your budget for a top-notch purchase. Dominique Hobdy, Essence, "Treat Yourself For Splurge Day With These Stunning Investment Pieces by Black Designers," 18 June 2019 Perfect timing for my summer time workouts, vacations, home chillin, riding in my car solo/with wife/kids/family/friends/homies, laying in bed, eating breakfast/lunch/dinner, OVO fest(haha), etc etc!!! Alysha Tsuji, For The Win, "LeBron, Donovan Mitchell and other NBA players love Drake's new album, 'Scorpion'," 29 June 2018 Emily Ratajowski has done it in the summer time, and now Kylie Jenner has pulled off the winter counterpart. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Makes the Case for a Sexy Turtleneck," 1 Dec. 2018 Russia, which spans 11 time zones, adopted permanent summer time in 2011, giving more evening light. Valentina Pop, WSJ, "What Time Is It in Europe? Soon, the Answer Might Be Really Confusing," 18 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of summertime

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1916, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jan 2021

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“Summertime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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How to pronounce summer time (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of summertime

: the season of summer


sum·​mer·​time | \ ˈsə-mər-ˌtīm How to pronounce summertime (audio) \

Kids Definition of summertime

: the summer season

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