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English definition of “midwinter”

midwinter

noun [U]     /ˌmɪdˈwɪn.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/
the middle of the winter : Temperatures can drop well below freezing in midwinter.Specific periods of time the winter solstice, the particular day of the year on which it is light for the shortest period of time (22 December in northern parts of the world , 21 June in southern parts of the world ): They celebrate midwinter by lighting candles .Astronomy - general words
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