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 nails scream summertime — a perfect mix of trippy and cute. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, "Manicurist Britney Tokyo’s Hole-Punched Nail Art Is Going Viral on Instagram," 2 Aug. 2019 Even members of the royal family can get a little overheated during the summertime—that's why Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth herself has the perfect solution for those hot summer days. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Photos Have Revealed That Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth Uses This Exact Dyson Fan," 26 July 2019 Pesäpallo has become an intrinsic part of the culture in villages across Finland, where it's taught to school children and played on fields during the summertime, when the sun almost never sets in northern parts of the Nordic country. Eliza Mackintosh, CNN, "MLB is making a play for popularity in Europe. But in Finland, they've already made baseball their own," 28 June 2019 When school is out of session during the summertime, families who rely on school meals have a tough time feeding the little ones in their household. Hannah Doolin, Redbook, "5 Easy Ways to Find Free Summer Meals for Kids," 25 June 2019 Yard House restaurants are introducing the summertime Rose Refresher on National Rose Day. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Where are you going to wine up on National Rosé Day?," 5 June 2019 Nothing withstands the streets, trains, and whatever else New York City can throw your way in the summertime like a pair of sturdy closed-toe slip-ons. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Vogue Staffers Pick the Most Chic and Comfortable Shoes to Wear to Work This Summer," 31 May 2019 Though the bright yellow blooms scream summertime, these spirit-lifting flowers are available all year round. In some parts of the world, dark blue or purple irises indicate royalty, according to Law. Carly Orleach, Woman's Day, "How to Make Fresh Flowers Last Longer," 15 Feb. 2019 It’s time to fetch some hot fun in the summertime with your favorite furry friends. Bree Coven Foster, The Seattle Times, "Summer-themed toys for your four-legged friends," 26 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 While your fingers are likely to tire before your eats set on fire, gaming on a PC for hours can be an uncomfortable experience, especially during the summer time. Tom Warren, The Verge, "HP’s latest headphones cool your ears down so you can play games for hours," 23 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of summertime

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1916, in the meaning defined above

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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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