Definition of shoulder season in English:

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shoulder season

(also shoulder period)


A travel period between peak and off-peak seasons.
Example sentences
  • These study visits took place in the shoulder season directly benefiting tourism providers in the region.
  • It seems to have been a decent year, but it remains to be seen what international developments may do to our fall shoulder season.
  • Even if you depart in the spring shoulder season and return in the summer peak season, you will pay shoulder-season prices.

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Syllabification: shoul·der sea·son

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