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  1. of, like, or appropriate for summer: summery weather; a summery dress.

Origin of summery

First recorded in 1815–25; summer1 + -y1
Related formssum·mer·i·ness, nounun·sum·mer·y, adjective
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Examples from the Web for summery

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  • "Rather a summery outfit," thought Clif as he took it in with a glance.

  • For in that summery clime shade, not sun, is the desideratum.

    The Free Lances

    Mayne Reid

  • Though the night was summery, the chill of that involuntary bath was unpleasant.

    The Auto Boys' Mystery

    James A. Braden

  • Not much longer could she go blithely along the summery paths of summer.

    The Salamander

    Owen Johnson

  • Nina had taken off her coat and was wearing a dress as summery in appearance as the garden.

Word Origin and History for summery


1824, from summer (n.1) + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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