win·​ter·​time | \ ˈwin-tər-ˌtīm How to pronounce wintertime (audio) \

Definition of wintertime

: the season of winter

Examples of wintertime in a Sentence

We enjoy skiing in the wintertime.

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Woven totes have rarely been used outside the summer months or on Instagram-worthy vacations, but in 2019, street style stars dusted off their best basket bags for a refreshing take on wintertime dressing. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Don’t Wait Until Summer to Carry Your Favorite Basket Bag," 30 Mar. 2019 Our dream vacation there would be a wintertime trip to Quebec—which basically feels like a European getaway just a few hours away. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "These Are the World's 10 Happiest Countries," 21 Mar. 2019 These big swirling air masses normally hover over the North and South poles in the wintertime. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "What Is a Polar Vortex? The Frigid Weather Pattern Explained," 16 Jan. 2019 Domodedovo Airport officials must have thought a BREM-1 was just the thing for wintertime plane problems. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Moscow Airport Buys Tank Recovery Vehicle for Airport Emergencies," 9 Jan. 2019 Brite, now in its ninth year, has become one of the city's most popular wintertime events, drawing thousands of fans for a daylong celebration of music, art, food and fun. Anne Nickoloff,, "Brite Winter 2018 embraces chilly, rainy weather in its ninth year," 25 Feb. 2018 Higher summer temperatures and wintertime freezing rain (as opposed to snow) seem to be correlated with adult caribou morality. Brian Resnick, Vox, "The Arctic has lost 2.6 million reindeer over the past 20 years," 11 Dec. 2018 In the wintertime, microbes frequently had marine origins, coming primarily from the Atlantic, although these were mixed in with bugs from forest and other terrestrial sources. Diana Gitig, Ars Technica, "Ahh, summer—ramlibacter season," 14 Nov. 2018 The boardwalk’s success—and with it, the construction of amusement piers, like the famous Steel Pier—helped to push the season into the wintertime and up through the spring, when there would be Easter parades on the boardwalk. Robert Khederian, Curbed, "Boardwalk Empire: Atlantic City and Coney Island," 19 July 2018

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First Known Use of wintertime

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of wintertime

: the season of winter


win·​ter·​time | \ ˈwin-tər-ˌtīm How to pronounce wintertime (audio) \

Kids Definition of wintertime

: the winter season

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