summertime

[ suhm-er-tahym ]
/ ˈsʌm ərˌtaɪm /

noun

the summer season.

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Origin of summertime

First recorded in 1350–1400, summertime is from the Middle English word somertime.See summer1, time

Definition for summertime (2 of 2)

summer time

noun

Chiefly British. daylight-saving time.
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British Dictionary definitions for summertime (1 of 2)

summertime
/ (ˈsʌməˌtaɪm) /

noun

the period or season of summer

British Dictionary definitions for summertime (2 of 2)

summer time

noun

British any daylight-saving time, esp British Summer Time
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Cultural definitions for summertime

“Summertime”

One of the best-known songs of George Gershwin; it comes from the opera Porgy and Bess and begins, “Summertime, and the living is easy....”

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