\ 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 Spartans host Youngstown State next Saturday (noon/Big Ten Network). Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 4 Sep. 2021 Each day is broken into four stages of the day: morning, noon, afternoon and nighttime. Washington Post, 26 Aug. 2021 The current situation is winning against the Minnesota Rokkr on Thursday at noon CST. Sean Collins, Dallas News, 18 Aug. 2021 Madcap Puppets: Pinocchio, noon and 2 p.m., Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 12 Aug. 2021 Then the Harvest Festival will be held on Sat., Oct 16, at Coe Lake Park from noon to 7:30 p.m. Trick-or-Treat on the Trials will have three time slots: 12-1 p.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, 3 Sep. 2021 Tickets for the general public will be available beginning Sept. 7 at noon ET, though there will be early-access opportunities for Film at Lincoln Center members and pass holders. Ally Mauch,, 19 Aug. 2021 Madcap Puppets: Pinocchio, noon and 2 p.m., Memorial Hall, 1225 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 12 Aug. 2021 While a fire in the debris hampered the operation, Levine Cava said first responders were able to control the fire and smoke as of noon Saturday, allowing rescue crews in search of survivors to work with clearer visibility through the night Sunday. CBS News, 28 June 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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17 Sep 2021

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“Noon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 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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