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.
Recent Examples on the Web However, wearing sunscreen in the wintertime is a must. Jean Chen Smith, The Enquirer, 20 Nov. 2021 For a touch of warmth in the wintertime, try streaming strands with caramel, copper, or amber hues; this will make your usual color pop. Grace Wade,, 18 Nov. 2021 Living at high elevation means driving up a steep driveway in the wintertime. Lia Picard, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2021 And that felt like an amazing adventure to be on a train for an entire day in the wintertime and see the snow and see this really very foreign city to me. Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Sep. 2021 The AquaOasis Cool Mist Humidifier can help to combat wintertime dryness that can cause throat discomfort, coughing, and duller skin, by adding additional moisture to the air. Carly Totten,, 14 Oct. 2021 Weekly infection rates among U.S. children earlier this month topped 250,000, surpassing the wintertime peak, according to data from the American Academy of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospital Association. Lindsey Tanner, ajc, 23 Sep. 2021 Wear a shirt jacket literally and underneath a coat come wintertime. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 29 Sep. 2021 For cars, radiators should be serviced, drivers should maintain the proper antifreeze level, the gas tank should be kept full, windshield washers should have wintertime formula and users should check the tread on tires. Julia Musto, Fox News, 28 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of wintertime

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Wintertime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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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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