half hour

noun

Definition of half hour

1 :thirty minutes
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.

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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