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midwinter

noun [U] uk   /ˌmɪdˈwɪn.tər/ us    /-t̬ɚ/
the middle of the winter: Temperatures can drop well below freezing in midwinter. the winter solstice , the particular day of the year on which it is light for the shortest period of time (21 December in northern parts of the world, 21 June in southern parts of the world): They celebrate midwinter by lighting candles.
Translations of “midwinter”
in Spanish pleno invierno…
in French coeur de l’hiver, hivernal…
in German Mitte des Winters…
in Chinese (Traditional) 仲冬, 冬至…
in Russian зимнее солнцестояние…
in Turkish kış ortası…
in Chinese (Simplified) 仲冬, 冬至…
in Polish środek zimy, przesilenie zimowe…
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