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midsummer

[mid-suhm-er, -suhm-] /ˈmɪdˈsʌm ər, -ˌsʌm-/
noun
1.
the middle of summer.
2.
the summer solstice, around June 21.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English, Old English midsumer. See mid1, summer1
Related forms
midsummery, adjective
premidsummer, noun, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mid-summer

midsummer

/ˈmɪdˈsʌmə/
noun
1.
  1. the middle or height of the summer
  2. (as modifier): a midsummer carnival
2.
another name for summer solstice
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Word Origin and History for mid-summer

midsummer

n.

Old English midsumor, from mid + sumor "summer" (see summer (n.1)). Midsummer Day, as an English quarter-day, was June 24. Astronomically June 21, but traditionally reckoned in Europe on the night of June 23-24.

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