meal·​time | \ ˈmēl-ˌtīm How to pronounce mealtime (audio) \

Definition of mealtime

: the usual time for serving a meal

Examples of mealtime in a Sentence

Take one pill at mealtime. The two children have different mealtimes.

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Although the secret seems to have gotten out: The best places all had long lines at mealtime. Adam Rosenbaum,, "Eating and drinking my way through Japan," 11 June 2019 Is the butter a metaphor for empathy, and has Luscombe neglected to imaginatively connect to her husband’s exact mealtime needs? Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, "People Are Still Getting Married, and This Book Is Here to Help," 10 June 2019 All that time to make and create and eat and just be in each other’s presence through a mealtime has been such a gift to me. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Thanks, Mom: Readers share food legacy their mothers left them," 8 May 2018 But the center of activity at the farm was always mealtime. Georgina Schaeffer, Town & Country, "Be Our Guest," 9 Sep. 2013 What if even deep-seated mealtime habits could be changed for the better? Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Picky, picky: Strategies to get your kids (or yourself) to try new foods," 11 June 2018 Insider tip: Starting on May 26, park rangers lead free evening bat talks before the winged creatures set out for mealtime. Andrea Sachs,, "This summer, stop by the 23 U.S. locales that have risen to become UNESCO World Heritage sites," 4 May 2018 Emery has also placed restrictions on the use of mobile phones during mealtimes, with the aim of improving relationships between players by making them interact with each other more., "Unai Emery Makes 'Drastic Changes' to Arsenal Regime and Training Methods," 8 July 2018 Tell stories or ask your kids about their day during mealtimes. Ida Harris, USA TODAY, "Parenting guide: Reading and playing with children is pivotal to early development," 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of mealtime

12th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of mealtime

: the usual time when a meal is eaten

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