noun, often attributive
mid·​day | \ ˈmid-ˌdā How to pronounce midday (audio) , -ˈdā \

Definition of midday

: the middle of the day They arrived around midday.

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Examples of midday in a Sentence

by midday the sun and heat were unbearable
Recent Examples on the Web Plus, the midday light is sublime for snapping food photos. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 14 July 2021 Clouds quickly took over this afternoon as towering showers and storms developed into the midday. Washington Post, 14 July 2021 Futures on Brent crude, the international benchmark, was $74.50 by midday Tuesday, a slight fall from its early morning high of $77.82. Catherine Thorbecke, ABC News, 6 July 2021 Daytime heating and high moisture levels will lead to the storm development midday, increasing in coverage throughout the afternoon. Hannah Gard And Jackson Dill, CNN, 6 July 2021 King, who also struck a deal with The Wharf, a riverside bar/club in Miami, midday Thursday, additionally started his own website with his clothing apparel and signed memorabilia available for sale. David Furones, sun-sentinel.com, 1 July 2021 He was expected to appear in Cook County Bond Court midday Thursday. Chicago Tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, 10 June 2021 Daily rain chances continue through much of the week with highest chances expected in the midday to late afternoon hours. Teresa Velasco, San Antonio Express-News, 28 June 2021 The dated song talks about how only the two titular groups are crazy enough to go out in the hot midday sun in Asia. CNN, 8 June 2021

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First Known Use of midday

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of midday was before the 12th century

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18 Jul 2021

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“Midday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midday. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of midday

: the middle of the day


mid·​day | \ ˈmid-ˌdā How to pronounce midday (audio) \

Kids Definition of midday

: noon

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