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midsummer

Line breaks: mid|sum¦mer
Pronunciation: /mɪdˈsʌmə
 
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Definition of midsummer in English:

noun

1The middle part of summer: the plant blooms in midsummer
More example sentences
  • It is a midsummer experience for the middle class every year.
  • Unfortunately the midsummer heat in Athens means his young children Pippa, three, and Oliver, one, will have to stay at home in Faringdon with his wife Georgina, 38.
  • The shabby redbrick facades of Het Straatje, or the little street, drowse like its denizens in the midsummer heat.
1.1The summer solstice.
Example sentences
  • For the remainder of the 1930s its members continued to hold services either at Stonehenge or Normanton Gorse, but in July rather than at midsummer.
  • On midsummer night last year, for example, he joined other artists for a special display on the River Thames.
  • The midsummer's eve dance was in precisely four days, and she already had her dress all prepared.

Origin

Old English midsumor (see mid-, summer1).

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