Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or occurring in winter.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Belonging to winter; wintry; hibernal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to winter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective belonging to winter; winter-like
  • adjective characteristic or related to winter
  • adjective occurring in winter

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective characteristic of or relating to winter

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin brūmālis, from brūma, winter, from *brevima (diēs), the shortest (day) or winter solstice, archaic superlative of brevis, short; see mregh-u- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin brūmālis ("of or pertaining to the winter solstice; wintry"), from brūma ("the winter solstice; winter"), which is a contraction of *brevima ("the shortest (day)").

Examples

  • Snow Blind flailed and loomed with a kind of brumal intensity, this soothes and has more of an air of passivity.

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • Snow Blind flailed and loomed with a kind of brumal intensity, this soothes and has more of an air of passivity.

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • Snow Blind flailed and loomed with a kind of brumal intensity, this soothes and has more of an air of passivity.

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • Snow Blind flailed and loomed with a kind of brumal intensity, this soothes and has more of an air of passivity.

    The Line Of Best Fit

  • Not suddenly doth the sweet warmth of universal life, from brumal caves advancing, interfuse the vast abysmal air, or penetrate the deep heart of the frost-entranced Earth.

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 2, January, 1851

  • Her brother wintered at Welland; but whether because his experience of tropic climes had unfitted him for the brumal rigours of Britain, or for some other reason, he seldom showed himself out of doors, and Swithin caught but passing glimpses of him.

    Two on a Tower

  • The fair complexions of the people prove that this account of the brumal rigours is not exaggerated.

    Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah

  • He shivers in brumal blasts, and hungry he chirps before your door.

    Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales

  • During the previous night, however, the sky had cleared, and now the air was filled with those familiar brumal sounds, the scraping of shovels and the ringing of sleighbells, that usually make such a pleasant appeal to those within-doors; but the bishop was merely moved to impatient longing for the spring.

    The Mayor of Warwick

  • Her brother wintered at Welland; but whether because his experience of tropic climes had unfitted him for the brumal rigours of Britain, or for some other reason, he seldom showed himself out of doors, and Swithin caught but passing glimpses of him.

    Two on a Tower

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  • brumal wintery

    January 9, 2007

  • JM is sympathising with his UK friends during this brrrrrrrrrrrrumal time!

    January 9, 2010

  • "Swann will hold two auctions, beginning with a selection of ocean-liner and other transportation memorabilia (posters, photo albums, embossed china, and the like) on Feb. 3, followed by one of vintage posters, one of the house's mainstays, on Feb. 8. The latter sale celebrates all things brumal, especially sport, and includes a group of posters from the nineteen-thirties, forties, and fifties related to Dartmouth's rambunctious Winter Carnival."

    The New Yorker, February 7, 2011, p 19

    February 5, 2011