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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Tom Miller, a professor and director of the institution’s Chesapeake Biological Laboratory in Solomons, said a reduction in cold conditions could lead to pressure to allow wintertime harvesting of crabs. Scott Dance,, "Study: Warmer winters will mean more Chesapeake Bay blue crabs, but that could have unpredictable domino effects," 29 July 2019 The Glendale girls’ water polo team was the lone Nitros wintertime squad that qualified for the playoffs. Vincent Nguyen, Glendale News-Press, "Looking Back: Girls’ lacrosse success highlights eventful year for Glendale," 14 Aug. 2019 What the Zimovs were documenting in 2018, though, was something different, with implications beyond the Arctic: a wintertime thaw. Katie Orlinsky, National Geographic, "Arctic permafrost is thawing fast. That affects us all.," 16 Aug. 2019 To add to Glendale’s success was a wintertime celebration with the women’s basketball team. Vincent Nguyen, Glendale News-Press, "Looking Back: Conference titles highlight 2018-2019 campaign for Glendale Community College," 9 Aug. 2019 So find a strategy to protect yourself from the sun everyday, even on a cloudy day, even in the wintertime. Naseem S. Miller,, "Skin cancer in Florida: What you need to know," 18 July 2019 The wintertime opening means the patio is just now making its debut. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "10 best new Bay Area restaurants for outdoor dining," 24 June 2019 Greek Peak Mountain Resort Location: Cortland, New York Located in the Finger Lakes region of central New York, Greek Peak Mountain Resort is a popular wintertime ski destination. Adrienne Jordan, USA TODAY, "Ski resorts are expanding summer activities; here are 7 that are year-round destinations," 5 June 2019 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

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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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