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 In one of the first studies to model the dynamics of the coronavirus once the current pandemic is over, a team from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health projected that future outbreaks will probably recur in the wintertime., "As China’s Virus Cases Reach Zero, Experts Warn of Second Wave," 10 May 2020 Falling through thin ice is a wintertime hazard that claims many lives each year. Popular Science, "Everything you need to know before playing on that frozen pond," 8 Jan. 2020 California and much of the West get most of their precipitation in the wintertime. Kurtis Alexander,, "California, rest of the West sinking into a rare megadrought, scientists say," 16 Apr. 2020 But are the lower temperatures actually to blame for the annual wintertime increase in sickness? Tom Avril,, "Does the cold make you catch a cold? The truth on 7 common beliefs about germs," 10 Jan. 2018 Since wintertime dry air can trigger flare-ups, keeping the humidity up in your home will help keep your skin more hydrated. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "12 Things You Should Always Do If You Have Eczema," 5 Feb. 2020 Nonetheless, the production, bolstered by the renowned Cirque brand and an inherent creative flexibility that should make freshening the formula from year to year an easy proposition, could well become an annual wintertime staple. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Twas the Night Before...': Theater Review," 17 Dec. 2019 The colony is another Goodspeed wintertime musical theater development program for music theater writers, lyricists and composers founded in 2013. Christopher Arnott,, "Goodspeed announces audacious Festival of New Musicals lineup for January," 12 Dec. 2019 So beyond sustaining a title quest, the Peach Bowl victor will quickly move away from the sting of their recent wintertime records. Alan Blinder, New York Times, "L.S.U. and Oklahoma Both Seek to End Title Game Droughts," 27 Dec. 2019

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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 31 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of wintertime

: the season of winter


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Kids Definition of wintertime

: the winter season

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