noon·​day | \ ˈnün-ˌdā How to pronounce noonday (audio) \

Definition of noonday

: midday

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Examples of noonday in a Sentence

in the tropics the noonday heat can be overwhelming
Recent Examples on the Web At the federal building, where 168 people had died in a massive bomb blast, rescue workers were combing rubble for victims, guided by the eerie glow of floodlights that seemed to Garland as bright as the noonday sun. Del Quentin Wilber Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 2021 These lovely lunch bags solve some of the most common objections to prepping the noonday meal ahead of time, from soggy paper bags to lukewarm food. Popular Science, 3 June 2020 Still downy, the young bird sports a long beak, which is slightly parted and tilting toward the noonday sun. National Geographic, 21 Apr. 2020 An old woman, wearing a long black abaya, opened her corrugated metal gate a crack and squinted into the brilliant noonday sun to see who had knocked. Alissa J. Rubin, New York Times, 14 Apr. 2020 The volunteers, who had varying shades of pale skin, agreed to subject their rumps to two weeks of daily tanning sessions that dosed them with ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays on par with London’s summer noonday sun. Dina Fine Maron, Scientific American, 22 May 2015 But the climactic sequence of Midsommar features one of the last surviving Americans running stark naked across the noonday greensward with nobody obviously chasing him. Ross Douthat, National Review, 25 July 2019 This show represents the period when the rhetorical grandeur of Church’s earlier work was being criticized as passé compared with the noonday candor of emerging French Impressionists. Barrymore Laurence Scherer, WSJ, 18 June 2018 The first is rich in blue wavelengths of light like the noonday sun, for normal work lighting. Robert Lee Hotz, WSJ, 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of noonday

1535, in the meaning defined above

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“Noonday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of noonday

: the middle of the day : midday


noon·​day | \ ˈnün-ˌdā How to pronounce noonday (audio) \

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