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

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in the tropics the noonday heat can be overwhelming
Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Four lunch bags that will inspire you to take a proper midday break," 3 June 2020 Still downy, the young bird sports a long beak, which is slightly parted and tilting toward the noonday sun. National Geographic, "See the Full Archive," 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, "Stigma Hampers Iraqi Efforts to Fight the Coronavirus," 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, "Fact or Fiction?: A "Base Tan" Can Protect against Sunburn," 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, "Midsommar Casts a Transfixing Scandinavian Spell," 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, "‘Frederic Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage’ Review: A Voyage Into the Past," 18 June 2018 The first is rich in blue wavelengths of light like the noonday sun, for normal work lighting. Robert Lee Hotz, WSJ, "Can Research on Astronauts Lead to a Good Night’s Sleep on Earth?," 4 June 2018 Under a punishing noonday sun Saturday with a heat index topping 100 degrees, thousands of local corporate employees grilled and sipped beer in the parking lot of Benson Stadium at the University of the Incarnate Word. Alia Malik, San Antonio Express-News, "Corporate Cup raises money for youth fitness programs," 2 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 10 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of noonday

literary : the middle of the day


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