morn·​ing | \ ˈmȯr-niŋ How to pronounce morning (audio) \

Definition of morning

1a : dawn tossed and turned all night until morning finally came
b : the time from sunrise to noon She liked to get things done early in the morning.
c : the time from midnight to noon It was ten o'clock in the morning.
2 : a period of first development : beginning The war started in the morning of his reign.

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Examples of morning in a Sentence

She liked to get things done early in the morning. I worked in the yard for part of the morning. I saw him this morning, and I'll be meeting with him again tomorrow morning. We have a meeting scheduled for 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. On Sunday mornings I like to relax and read the newspaper. She arrived on the morning of March 18. the morning after a storm It was early morning when I woke. We sat around drinking coffee all morning. We won't find out until morning.
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Recent Examples on the Web Subscribe to the Wake Up,’s free morning newsletter, delivered to your inbox weekdays at 5:30 a.m. Weather There is a chance of showers this morning before skies clear, becoming mostly sunny. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "How have Cleveland police reformed since Tamir Rice’s death? The Wake Up for Friday, Nov. 22, 2019," 22 Nov. 2019 Mix in fatigue from an early-morning flight or three-hour layover, screaming kids, and the overwhelming desire just to tune out for a while, and yeah, people are going to be tempted. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Traveling? This $7 gadget protects your phone from treacherous USB charging ports," 21 Nov. 2019 Had breakfast with Rudy this morning – teeing up call w Yermak Monday. Alana Abramson, Time, "'We Followed the President's Orders.' Read Gordon Sondland's Full Impeachment Hearing Opening Statement," 20 Nov. 2019 Later, past two in the morning, Miriam ate ramen in her Jokkmokk flat. Juliana Hanle, Scientific American, "The Fight for the Reindeer," 18 Nov. 2019 Arriving at Paris’s Gare du Nord this morning to attend the Vogue Fashion Festival, Beckham delivered a take on power dressing that was both on-trend and ready for the boardroom. Vogue, "For Victoria Beckham, Casual Fridays Just Aren’t a Thing," 15 Nov. 2019 The Sussexes Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's official Instagram account, Sussex Royal, also shared a birthday tribute for Charles this morning. Kayleigh Roberts, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Royals Are Showering Prince Charles with Love on Instagram in Honor of His 71st Birthday," 14 Nov. 2019 Michael Dunn told Boston 25 News that officers on patrol first approached a parked car in the city around 1 a.m. this morning before the driver attempted to barrel into them. Greg Norman | Fox News, Fox News, "Massachusetts man allegedly tried to run over officers, then jumped into harbor to escape, police say," 30 Oct. 2019 Firefighters responded to a fire at 611 Laclede St. around 5:40 a.m. this morning. London Gibson, Indianapolis Star, "Deadly house fire kills 2 on the city's west side," 20 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of morning

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for morning

Middle English, from morn + -ing (as in evening)

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The first known use of morning was in the 13th century

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28 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Morning.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of morning

: the early part of the day : the time of day from sunrise until noon
: the part of the day between midnight and noon
used informally to say hello to someone in the morning


morn·​ing | \ ˈmȯr-niŋ How to pronounce morning (audio) \

Kids Definition of morning

: the early part of the day : the time from sunrise to noon

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