half hour

noun

Definition of half hour

  1. 1 :  thirty minutes

  2. 2 :  the middle point of an hour

half–hourly

play \ˈhaf-ˈau̇(-ə)r-lē, ˈhäf-\ adverb or adjective

Examples of half hour in a sentence

  1. Trains depart every half hour.

  2. I waited a half hour in line.

15th Century

First Known Use of half hour

15th century


HALF HOUR Defined for English Language Learners

half hour

noun

Definition of half hour for English Language Learners

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

  • : the middle point of an hour

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