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[win-ter-tahym] /ˈwɪn tərˌtaɪm/
the season of winter.
Origin of wintertime
1350-1400; Middle English; replacing Middle English wintertide wintertide Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Actually, with it being wintertime, it might be the perfect time to go re-read it.
  • In the wintertime, when heating is necessary, the film is removed.
  • Its ice sheet is a wintertime roadway for travel and commerce.
  • Soft yellow wintertime flowers are small but prolific and long lasting.
  • In wintertime, they are dark almost all of the time and extremely cold.
  • In wintertime, the area transforms into a winter sports resort.
  • While summer is a fine time to discover these attractions, in the wintertime it will be less crowded and more peaceful.
  • In the wintertime, try your hand at downhill or cross country skiing or snowboarding.
  • In wintertime you can go cross-country skiing, ice skating and tobogganing.
  • In the wintertime, a furnace heats the entire suite.
British Dictionary definitions for wintertime


the winter season Also (archaic) wintertide
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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