lunch·​time | \ ˈlənch-ˌtīm How to pronounce lunchtime (audio) \

Definition of lunchtime

: the time at which lunch is usually eaten : noon

Examples of lunchtime in a Sentence

It was nearly lunchtime when we got there. They enjoyed the lunchtimes they spent together.
Recent Examples on the Web By lunchtime the next day, there were thousands of sandwiches made by assembly line at a long foldout cafeteria table. Jane Black, Smithsonian, "José Andrés’ Generous Helping of Humanity," 19 Nov. 2019 This summer, the husband-and-wife duo’s mercurial little spot phased out breakfast (except for Saturday brunch), adding some heftier options at lunchtime in preparation for the launch of a 15-item dinner menu, served four nights a week. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "This Scottsdale cafe is famous for its bagels. But its new dinner menu is fabulous, too," 15 Nov. 2019 Pence arrived in California on Wednesday for a pair of fundraising events in Huntington Beach (Orange County) and Monterey, then spent the evening in the South Bay before his lunchtime speech. John Wildermuth,, "Mike Pence says U.S. is going back to the moon," 14 Nov. 2019 By lunchtime that day, nearly 400 lawsuits had already been filed. USA Today, "Most priests accused of sexually abusing children were never sent to prison. Here's why," 12 Nov. 2019 Keenan-Bolger will be at Tuesday's lunchtime outdoor event, which the public is invited to attend. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "'To Kill a Mockingbird' Tony winner to be honored with Celia Keenan-Bolger Day in Detroit," 11 Nov. 2019 Cheerleaders from the two schools went around during their lunchtimes and collected spare change from students. Elliott Lapin, Houston Chronicle, "Galveston-area students raise $1,200 to help Huffman area families after Imelda," 8 Nov. 2019 Cutts collaborated with a researcher at the University of Glasgow on a series of tests comparing the attention spans of children who spent their lunchtime in the meadow with those who stayed indoors or played in the school’s concrete playground. Sam Rigby, Quartz, "The Scottish city trying to make urban living less miserable," 2 Nov. 2019 The place fills up at lunchtime with a unique mix of artist types, families and men in trucks. Christina Tkacik,, "At John Brown General & Butchery, a hot chicken sandwich that gives Nashville’s a run for its money," 16 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of lunchtime

1859, in the meaning defined above

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27 Nov 2019

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“Lunchtime.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of lunchtime

: the time in the middle of the day when people usually eat lunch

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