noon·​time ˈnün-ˌtīm How to pronounce noontime (audio)
: the time of noon : midday

Examples of noontime in a Sentence

The traffic gets heavy around noontime. far removed from the noontime of their popularity, when they had performed at sold-out arenas, the band now played at small clubs
Recent Examples on the Web Instead of the players teeing off in succession from the first tee early in the morning, the PGA Tour shifted to a noontime, split-tee start, sending 12 groups of three off the front nine, and another 11 off the 10th tee. Justin Pelletier, Charlotte Observer, 10 May 2024 At noontime, stars gathered at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles for the annual Oscars Nominees Luncheon, which celebrates this year's group of top talent and marks the one-month countdown to the big show on March 10. Kate Hogan, Peoplemag, 12 Feb. 2024 Meanwhile in Needham, heavy flooding reached an underground power station on Chestnut Street, knocking out power to downtown around noontime, according to Amy Haelsen, the town’s director of communications. John R. Ellement,, 8 Aug. 2023 Orbital geometry has slightly shifted noontime, enabling the gift. Martin Weil, Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2023 Related: The Best Times to Visit Copenhagen for Great Weather, Lower Prices, and Fewer Crowds Rosenberg Castle Have a picnic in the King’s Garden after seeing the noontime changing of the guard at Amalienborg Palace, the fall and winter home of the Danish royal family. Sunshine Flint, Travel + Leisure, 25 Nov. 2023 Newburyport Fire Chief Christopher LeClaire previously said the search for the boy would continue until noontime on Friday, at which time officials would re-evaluate their efforts and determine if the search should switch from a rescue mission to recovery, per NBC Boston. Abigail Adams,, 10 June 2022 Fire crews assisted residents from both homes recover some of their property and leave the neighborhood around noontime Tuesday. Amanda Kaufman,, 12 Sep. 2023 There are plenty of reasons to keep tabs this season on the Washington Bach Consort, whose many offerings of chamber music, noontime cantatas, special presentations and robustly realized full performances of great works can crowd your calendar. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 8 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noontime was in the 14th century

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“Noontime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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noon·​time -ˌtīm How to pronounce noontime (audio)
: the time of noon : midday

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