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

Definition of noonday

: midday

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in the tropics the noonday heat can be overwhelming

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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 Other designers are developing lights that mimic the shifting color and intensity of daylight — from the brilliant white of the noonday sun to the warmer hues of sunrise and sunset — to match our circadian rhythms. Bryn Nelson /, NBC News, "New 'biophilic' buildings use quirky features to bring nature indoors," 8 Mar. 2018 But the sky to the east and north of Charlottesville glowed brilliant in the noonday sun. Nan Randall, The Atlantic, "'Charlottesville': A Government-Commissioned Story About Nuclear War," 25 Jan. 2018 With a resonant clanging that cut through the thick noonday heat, all five bells at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá were rung in unison Saturday to mark the founding of the oldest mission in the state. Greg Moran,, "Bells ring out to celebrate founding of California's oldest mission in San Diego," 15 July 2017

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First Known Use of noonday

1535, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of noonday

literary : the middle of the day


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