midsummer

[ mid-suhm-er, -suhm- ]
/ ˈmɪdˈsʌm ər, -ˌsʌm- /

noun

the middle of summer.
the summer solstice, around June 21.

Origin of midsummer

before 900; Middle English, Old English midsumer. See mid1, summer1

Related forms

mid·sum·mer·y, adjectivepre·mid·sum·mer, noun, adjective
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midsummer

/ (ˈmɪdˈsʌmə) /

noun

  1. the middle or height of the summer
  2. (as modifier)a midsummer carnival
another name for summer solstice
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