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[suhm-uh-ree] /ˈsʌm ə ri/
of, like, or appropriate for summer:
summery weather; a summery dress.
Origin of summery
First recorded in 1815-25; summer1 + -y1
Related forms
summeriness, noun
unsummery, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Sunny and summery weather here, and my canary is singing like a house on fire.

    Walt Whitman in Mickle Street Elizabeth Leavitt Keller
  • "Rather a summery outfit," thought Clif as he took it in with a glance.

    A Prisoner of Morro Upton Sinclair
  • Comparatively milder weather, but still the farmers we passed on the road were startled by my summery attire.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • Not much longer could she go blithely along the summery paths of summer.

    The Salamander Owen Johnson
  • The scent of the steaming pines floated on the summery air; the needles glistened and gave off their fragrance.

    Small Souls Louis Couperus
Word Origin and History for summery

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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