midwinter

[ noun mid-win-ter, -win-; adjective mid-win-ter ]
/ noun ˈmɪdˈwɪn tər, -ˌwɪn-; adjective ˈmɪdˌwɪn tər /

noun

the middle of winter.
the winter solstice, around December 22.

adjective

of, relating to, or occurring in the middle of the winter.

Origin of midwinter

before 1150; Middle English, Old English; see mid1, winter

OTHER WORDS FROM midwinter

midwintry, mid·win·ter·ly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for midwinter

midwinter
/ (ˈmɪdˈwɪntə) /

noun

  1. the middle or depth of the winter
  2. (as modifier)a midwinter festival
another name for winter solstice
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