[mid-suhm-er, -suhm-]
the middle of summer.
the summer solstice, around June 21.

before 900; Middle English, Old English midsumer. See mid1, summer1

midsummery, adjective
premidsummer, noun, adjective
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midsummer (ˈmɪdˈsʌmə)
1.  a.  the middle or height of the summer
 b.  (as modifier): a midsummer carnival
2.  another name for summer solstice

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Word Origin & History

O.E. midsumor, from mid "mid" + sumor "summer." 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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Example sentences
Midwinter, rather than midsummer, is more likely to be a time of settled
By midsummer, they were able to paddle through slivers of open water.
The smell is a mélange of midsummer corpse with fried-liver overtones and a
  distinct fecal note.
They were taken at night by midsummer light, with a large-format camera and
  exposures of up to several minutes.
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