midwinter

[n. mid-win-ter, -win-; adj. mid-win-ter]
noun
1.
the middle of winter.
2.
the winter solstice, around December 22.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or occurring in the middle of the winter.

Origin:
before 1150; Middle English, Old English; see mid1, winter

midwintry, midwinterly, adjective
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midwinter (ˈmɪdˈwɪntə)
 
n
1.  a.  the middle or depth of the winter
 b.  (as modifier): a midwinter festival
2.  another name for winter solstice

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midwinter
O.E. midwinter, also midde winter, the middle of winter, especially the period around the winter solstice (Dec. 21).
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Example sentences
Sake comes into rut in midwinter, and it's easy to tell by the odor.
It wouldn't take long in midwinter for our house to become uninhabitable.
Midwinter, rather than midsummer, is more likely to be a time of settled
  weather.
For a bird, the bleak midwinter wouldn't seem an ideal time to go about the
  precarious business of starting a family.
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