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[suhm-er-tahym] /ˈsʌm ərˌtaɪm/
the summer season.
Origin of summertime
First recorded in 1350-1400, summertime is from the Middle English word somertime. See summer1, time Unabridged
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the period or season of summer
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Word Origin and History for summertime

late 14c., somer tyme, from summer (n.1) + time (n.). Earlier were summertide (mid-13c.), sumeres tid (late Old English). In Britain, as two words, with reference to what in U.S. is daylight saving time, recorded from 1916.

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“Summertime” definition

One of the best-known songs of George Gershwin; it comes from the opera Porgy and Bess and begins, “Summertime, and the living is easy....”

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