noon·​day ˈnün-ˌdā How to pronounce noonday (audio)
: midday

Examples of noonday in a Sentence

in the tropics the noonday heat can be overwhelming
Recent Examples on the Web High on a hillside overlooking the French Riviera, a smattering of astronomers is gathering for their noonday meal. Bruce Dorminey, Forbes, 10 Oct. 2021 The noonday heat and humidity were miserable. Jack Shuler, The New Republic, 2 July 2020 To ensure safety, the beam would be no more intense than the noonday sun, and a feedback signal would keep it from straying from its target. W Wayt Gibbs, Discover Magazine, 27 May 2015 By the time Patricia Wright and her entourage arrived at the guard station on the edge of the forest, about 50 local people had gathered in the shade of a blue plastic tarp in the scorching noonday sun. Dyan MacHan, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 July 2022 Take a nap in the middle of the day to avoid the noonday sun. Outside Online, 25 May 2015 About 200 parents and kids, most every bit as angry as Selig were out in front of McLaren Lodge in the noonday sun, at a rally that drew supporters from Berkeley,Marin County and elsewhere. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Feb. 2022 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noonday was in 1535

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“Noonday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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noon·​day -ˌdā How to pronounce noonday (audio)
: midday

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