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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 of midwinter
1150
before 1150; Middle English, Old English; see mid1, winter
Related forms
midwintry, midwinterly, adjective
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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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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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