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midwinter

[n. mid-win-ter, -win-; adj. mid-win-ter] /n. ˈmɪdˈwɪn tər, -ˌwɪn-; adj. ˈmɪdˌwɪn tər/
noun
1.
the middle of winter.
2.
the winter solstice, around December 22.
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or occurring in the middle of the winter.
Origin
1150
before 1150; Middle English, Old English; see mid1, winter
Related forms
midwintry, midwinterly, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mid-wintry

midwinter

/ˈmɪdˈwɪntə/
noun
1.
  1. the middle or depth of the winter
  2. (as modifier): a midwinter festival
2.
another name for winter solstice
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Word Origin and History for mid-wintry

midwinter

n.

also mid-winter, Old English midwinter, also midde winter; see mid + winter (n.). The middle of winter, especially the period around the winter solstice (Dec. 21). As an adjective from mid-12c.

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