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half hour

noun

Simple Definition of half hour

  • : 30 minutes : a period of time that lasts for 30 minutes

  • : the middle point of an hour

Full Definition of half hour

  1. 1 :  thirty minutes

  2. 2 :  the middle point of an hour

half–hour·ly play \ˈhaf-ˈau̇(-ə)r-lē, ˈhäf-\ adverb or adjective

Examples of half hour

  1. Trains depart every half hour.

  2. I waited a half hour in line.



15th Century

First Known Use of half hour

15th century


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