midnight sun

[ mid-nahyt suhn ]

  1. the sun visible at midnight in Arctic and Antarctic regions during their summer months.

Origin of midnight sun

First recorded in 1855–60

Words Nearby midnight sun

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How to use midnight sun in a sentence

  • After the ship sailed, and the land of the midnight sun had become icy and black, one of these comrades fell ill, and soon died.

  • Then, at Cape Prince of Wales you must have seen the midnight sun?

    The Crimson Flash | Roy J. Snell
  • That is a Yankee going to see the midnight sun; go and talk to him.

    Three in Norway | James Arthur Lees
  • The midnight sun is a grand steamer of 3,178 tons, and she was especially fitted out for yachting purposes.

    Cities of the Dawn | J. Ewing Ritchie

British Dictionary definitions for midnight sun

midnight sun

  1. the sun visible at midnight during local summer inside the Arctic and Antarctic circles

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