midday

noun

mid·​day ˈmid-ˌdā How to pronounce midday (audio)
-ˈdā
often attributive
: the middle of the day
They arrived around midday.

Examples of midday in a Sentence

by midday the sun and heat were unbearable
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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Midday.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midday. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

midday

noun
mid·​day ˈmid-ˌdā How to pronounce midday (audio)
-ˈdā
: the middle of the day
midday adjective

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