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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Recent Examples on the Web

In 2007, an early morning fire at the 134-year-old Eastern Market caused $20 million in damage. Washington Post, "17 things to do in the D.C. area this weekend," 7 June 2019 On a crisp New Year’s Eve morning, Grammer and Edwards set out from Chico toward Edwards’s property in Paradise. Caitlin Harrington, Outside Online, "A Muralist Paints the Camp Fire's Wreckage," 6 June 2019 Some days now my mind is crystal clear, calm like a quiet ocean in the early morning. Alex Daly, Glamour, "This Is What It’s Like to Be Obsessed With Perfection," 13 May 2019 To avoid the peak hours of sun and heat, most experienced hikers set out in the early morning or late afternoon, Schimelpfenig says. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "14 Essential Hiking Safety Tips You Should Always Follow," 10 May 2019 On my first morning in London, over a proper British breakfast, an alarm went off. Samantha Leach, Glamour, "I Went All the Way to the U.K. to Celebrate the Royal Baby, and It Was Not What I Expected," 7 May 2019 According to royal commentator Rebecca English for the Daily Mail, Prince Harry went hunting with his father, Prince Charles, and brother, Prince William, on Boxing Day morning. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Attends Boxing Day Feast After Prince Harry Joins the Royal Family's Hunt," 27 Dec. 2018 The humid morning was reminiscent of my first-ever 3-mile run with the cross-country team, all of us huddled together in nervous excitement. Amy Rushlow, SELF, "Running Changed My Life When I Was a Teen—and Now It’s Helping Me Find Myself Again," 26 July 2018 Apart from the odd Midnight Mass and Easter Sunday morning service, the interior of the cathedral remained fairly removed from my daily life. Monique Valeris, ELLE Decor, "Top Designers on What Notre-Dame Means to Them," 17 Apr. 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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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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