Midsummer



[mid-suhm-er, -suhm-] /ˈmɪdˈsʌm ər, -ˌsʌm-/

noun
1.
the middle of summer.
2.
the summer solstice, around June 21.
/ˈmɪdˈsʌmə/
noun
1.

2.
another name for summer solstice
n.

Old English midsumor, from mid + sumor “summer” (see summer (n.1)). 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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