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off-season

noun
     
off-season

the off-season

a) the time of year when not many people are taking holidays [= low season; ↪ high season]
in the off-season
Most hotels are closed in the off-season.
b) American English the time of year when a sport is not usually played [= close season British English]
off-season adjective, adverb:
Take advantage of our special off-season fares.

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