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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Synonyms for morning


forenoon, morn

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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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Early the next morning, screams pierced the exclusive Mayfair neighborhood where his townhouse stood. Maureen Corrigan, WSJ, "‘Murder by the Book’ Review: The Killer Was a Reader," 22 Mar. 2019 The next morning, Colton has a one-on-one date with Elyse. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "The Bachelor Season 23, Episode 3 Recap: Elyse for Bachelorette?," 21 Jan. 2019 But that’s not stopping Tim Sweeney and co. This morning at its Game Developers Conference keynote, Epic confirmed fourteen additional exclusives. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "Obsidian's Outer Worlds and Remedy's Control lead a new wave of Epic Games Store exclusives," 20 Mar. 2019 The communications executive relishes the unhurried, uninterrupted hours her morning routine allows. Ellen Byron, WSJ, "What’s the Rush? The Power of a Slow Morning," 8 Jan. 2019 This morning, while his wife Kate Middleton was working away on her mission to help children in the U.K., Prince William was calling attention to a passion point of his own. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Watch Prince William's Talk with David Attenborough at Davos," 22 Jan. 2019 Brittany Haviland posted the video of her Al Roker and Hoda Kotb breaking it down in the Today Show plaza in New York City this morning (July 13). Sam Tornow, Billboard, "Hoda Kotb, Al Roker & Their Fellow 'Today Show' Hosts Take on Drake's 'In My Feelings' Challenge: Watch," 13 July 2018 Multiple lanes of the eastbound North Loop are closed at Main this morning as Houston firefighters work to extinguish an 18-wheeler containing bales of burning cardboard. Samantha Ketterer, Houston Chronicle, "Cargo 'like a burning onion' in big rig fire on North Loop," 12 July 2018 This is @Costco in Puerto Rico this morning before doors opened. Alex Harris And Kyra Gurney, miamiherald, "21,000 homes, businesses without power as Hurricane Beryl's remains sweep Puerto Rico," 9 July 2018

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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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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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