\ ˈnün How to pronounce noon (audio) \

Definition of noon

1 : midday specifically : 12 o'clock at midday
2 archaic : midnight used chiefly in the phrase noon of night
3 : the highest point

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Examples of noon in a Sentence

The party will take place from noon to 4 p.m. He showed up at precisely 12 noon.
Recent Examples on the Web The day before, with temperatures topping a hundred degrees before noon, a hiker in the San Bernardino National Forest had keeled over and died. Bill Mckibben, The New Yorker, 23 June 2021 The train would leave St. Paul shortly before noon and arrive in Chicago shortly after 7 p.m.; the return train would leave Chicago about 11 a.m. and arrive in St. Paul shortly after 6 p.m. Janet Moore, Star Tribune, 10 Apr. 2021 However, a juvenile was cited for speeding on County Line Road shortly after noon on May 24. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 5 June 2021 Personal documents were reported taken from a 2004 Audi between noon March 1 and 4 p.m. May 19 in the 2400 block of Oakton Street. Genevieve Bookwalter,, 29 May 2021 Ohio State will play its next two games at home, first hosting Oregon in its home opener on Sept. 11 in what will be a noon kickoff on Fox. Stephen Means, cleveland, 27 May 2021 Presale tickets for Rolling Loud California 2021 are available June 1 at noon PT. Taylor Mims, Billboard, 27 May 2021 The only top 10 cryptocurrency not plummeting Thursday, Cardano's ada token hit its latest high of $1.96 around noon Eastern, catapulting its market capitalization to roughly $61.5 billion. Jonathan Ponciano, Forbes, 13 May 2021 Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market is open for the season 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 16 in the parking lot of South Russell Village Hall. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 8 May 2021

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First Known Use of noon

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for noon

Middle English, from Old English nōn ninth hour from sunrise, from Latin nona, from feminine of nonus ninth; akin to Latin novem nine — more at nine

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19 Jul 2021

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“Noon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of noon

: the middle of the day : 12 o'clock in the daytime


\ ˈnün How to pronounce noon (audio) \

Kids Definition of noon

: the middle of the day : twelve o'clock in the daytime

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