fore·​noon | \ ˈfȯr-ˌnün How to pronounce forenoon (audio) , fȯr-ˈnün\

Definition of forenoon

: the early part of the day ending with noon : morning

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Synonyms for forenoon


morn, morning

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Examples of forenoon in a Sentence

enjoy the relatively cool forenoon, for the afternoon promises to be a scorcher

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Here are the first few paragraphs of the story: SWEETWATER DAM IS BROKEN BY FLOODS EIGHT FOOT CUT MADE IN NORTH END BY FLOODS An eight-foot cut in the north side of the Sweetwater dam went out this forenoon., "Dam fails," 28 Jan. 2018 The storms were expected to diminish Wednesday morning, but instead continued through much of the forenoon before moving off to the southeast. Tom Skilling,, "More showers and thunderstorms Thursday amid flood recovery," 12 July 2017

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First Known Use of forenoon

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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fore·​noon | \ ˈfȯr-ˌnün How to pronounce forenoon (audio) \

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