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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɪntə(ɹ)taɪd/
- (General American, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈwɪntɚtaɪd/, [ˈwɪɾ̃ɚtaɪd]
- Hyphenation: win‧ter‧tide
wintertide (plural wintertides)
- (archaic) Wintertime.
1867 February 16, Algernon C[harles] Swinburne, “Child's Song in Winter”, in Eliakim Littell, editor, Littell's Living Age, volume IV, number 46 (4th series; volume XCII, number 1185, from the beginning), Boston, Mass.: Littell and Gay, OCLC 5384551, page 472:
- Shut out the flower-time, / Sunbeam and shower-time; / Make way for our time, / The winter-tide.
1936, A[lfred] E[dward] Housman, “Diffugere Nives [translation of Horace, Odes, IV.vii]”, in More Poems, London: Jonathan Cape, OCLC 560252758, V, lines 9–12:
- Thaw follows frost; hard on the heel of spring / Treads summer sure to die, for hard on hers / Comes autumn with his apples scattering; / Then back to wintertide, when nothing stirs.
2014 February 6, “Sochi 2014: A Nottingham skater's ice dream”, in Impact: The University of Nottingham's Official Student Magazine, archived from the original on 12 February 2014:
- […] Figure Skating was actually the very first winter sport included at the summer Olympic games in London 1908. Its wintertide equivalence was eventually introduced in 1924.
- For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:wintertide.
wintertime — see wintertime