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noun Chiefly British.
the evening preceding Midsummer Day: formerly believed to be a time when witches and other supernatural beings caused widespread mischief.
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Also called Midsummer Night, St. John's Eve, St. John's Night.
Origin of Midsummer Eve
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
Words nearby Midsummer Eve
midsole, midst, midstream, midsummer, Midsummer Day, Midsummer Eve, midsummer madness, midsummer-men, Midsummer's Day, mid-teen, midterm
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How to use Midsummer Eve in a sentence
Everything now was embalmed in the twilight, and all the world was enshrouded in the mystery of the midsummer eve.The Story of the Champions of the Round Table|Howard Pyle
It meant nothing to him that Midsummer Eve was fast approaching.
It was the first time in his life that Nils had not welcomed Midsummer Eve.
He began on Midsummer eve by going to the lake and dropping therein a large cheese and a loaf of bread.British Goblins|Wirt Sikes
Besides it is nigh Midsummer Eve, and what should fairies reign for but to aid such a bright pair as this?Coningsby|Benjamin Disraeli