win·​ter·​time ˈwin-tər-ˌtīm How to pronounce wintertime (audio)
: the season of winter

Examples of wintertime in a Sentence

We enjoy skiing in the wintertime.
Recent Examples on the Web In the wintertime, the park becomes a place of peace and solitude, and is also one of the best times to witness wildlife. Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 11 May 2024 The parking area offers a good vantage point for seeing the blowhole and its surrounding dramatic lava rock coastline — and humpback whales in the wintertime. Kathleen Wong, Travel + Leisure, 21 Apr. 2024 The air was buzzing with rumors of a Drake appearance, and questions about what the hell was taking so long while little clouds of weed smoke popped up like NYC chimneys in the wintertime. Angel Diaz, Billboard, 18 Apr. 2024 Skiers, snowboarders and even Olympic hopefuls often train in the area during the wintertime. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 2 Apr. 2024 Shōgun was filmed in Vancouver during the wintertime, so Rosario had to find a way to make durable shoes that would hold up against the inclement Canadian weather. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 20 Mar. 2024 Papaya is frost sensitive and doesn’t like extended periods of wet and soggy conditions that are common during California’s wintertime either. Alex Groves, Los Angeles Times, 14 Mar. 2024 Medallion mystery Unraveling the medallion mystery feels like a wintertime treasure hunt in itself. Jared Kaufman, Twin Cities, 21 Jan. 2024 The polar vortex – everyone's favorite wintertime whipping boy – is actually a gigantic, circular area of cold air high up in the atmosphere that typically spins over the North Pole (as its name suggests). Ana Rocío Álvarez Bríñez, The Courier-Journal, 10 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Wintertime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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win·​ter·​time ˈwint-ər-ˌtīm How to pronounce wintertime (audio)
: the winter season

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