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 In the summertime, Southern Utah is hot enough to make anyone want a cool respite. Ashley Dunne, Sunset Magazine, 14 June 2022 Even in the busiest of months, when Portland's population soars from 66,000 to more than two million in the summertime, there's a quaint vibe to this part of the city. Erinne Magee, Travel + Leisure, 11 June 2022 Ultimately, those wine tastings and pristine fairways will always be more alluring than replying to cold outreach in the summertime. Julie Thomas, Forbes, 6 June 2022 There's nothing like fresh fruit in the summertime, and these large, seedless mandarin oranges are the juiciest option in most produce sections. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 6 June 2022 Proving that there’s just as much to do in Colorado in the summertime as in winter, the Aspen Food & Wine Festival is a big draw each June. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, 3 June 2022 Also on the horizon: red wine and hard seltzer slushies in the summertime. Sara Butler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 May 2022 It’s not known when then advisory will be lifted because algae blooms can last for weeks in the summertime or disappear quickly, according to the statement. Matt Yan,, 23 May 2022 But summertime has hit my regular island (Manhattan), and the energy is high. Chloe Sorvino, Forbes, 10 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun This seems unlikely and more likely to cause a problem in the summer time. oregonlive, 2 Apr. 2022 One study found a small but significant increase in road accidents on the Monday after the switch to summer time, as the lost hour of sleep affected people’s driving ability. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 16 Mar. 2022 In the dry season and summer time all the ponds remain water-less and dry. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 Dog intakes are up, which is common in the summer time, but there’s also been a number of dog cases surrendered to the county due to cruelty or substandard living conditions. Joe Mario Pedersen,, 14 Sep. 2021 Its intention was to fill the arenas of the NBA teams in the summer time. Andrew Zimbalist, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 This grass requires regular irrigation three or four times per week to stop it from going brown during the summer time. oregonlive, 14 Aug. 2021 The summer time warp from her childhood in the 1960s and ’70s – when Phoenix had roughly a fifth of its current population and a lot less asphalt and concrete – set off her inner alarm bell. Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 June 2021 In the summer time, more specifically, choose non-comedogenic formulations for face oils and support . Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 19 June 2021 See More

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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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25 Jun 2022

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

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: the summer season


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