summertime

[suhm-er-tahym]
noun
the summer season.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English somertime. See summer1, time

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summertime (ˈsʌməˌtaɪm)
 
n
the period or season of summer

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“Summertime” definition


One of the best-known songs of George Gershwin; it comes from the opera Porgy and Bess and begins, “Summertime, and the living is easy&ellipsis4;”

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Example sentences
No one wants higher summertime temperatures or more oppressive heat waves.
Summertime peak demand is at dinner time when solar levels are way down.
It turns out, however, that in hot climates the summertime benefit greatly
  outweighs the wintertime penalty.
Because they've less distance to travel, they tend to arrive home first in the
  summertime and to live in prime forest-edge spots.
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