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Indian summernoun [C]

uk   us  
  • Indian summer noun [C] (WEATHER)

a ​period of ​calm, ​warmweather that sometimes ​happens in the early ​autumn
  • Indian summer noun [C] (SUCCESSFUL TIME)

a ​pleasant or ​successfultimenearly at the end of someone's ​life, ​job, or other ​period: A ​star of the 1960s, she's ​enjoying an ​Indiansummer with her second ​highlyacclaimedfilm this ​year.
(Definition of Indian summer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Indian summernoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪn·di·ən ˈsʌm·ər/
a ​period of ​warmweatherhappening in the ​fall when you ​expectcoolerweather
(Definition of Indian summer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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