noon·​time | \ ˈnün-ˌtīm How to pronounce noontime (audio) \

Definition of noontime

: 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 Crews were able to get the fire under control by noontime, per Frederick County Fire and Rescue. Abigail Adams,, 29 June 2022 But a number of independent city restaurants that used to do brisk noontime business are remaining closed for lunch, even as demand for dinner reservations returns. New York Times, 11 July 2022 No more noontime meals in the cafeteria after Thursday. Bob Greene, WSJ, 25 May 2022 Activists and survivors of the martial law era under his father protested Mr. Marcos Jr. ‘s inauguration, which took place at a noontime ceremony at the steps of the National Museum in Manila. Jim Gomez, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 June 2022 Testing at noontime, apps for the two test vehicles showed their panels producing 492 and 673 watts. John Voelcker, Car and Driver, 23 June 2022 Employees noticed his absence during a noontime inmate county, but were able to re-apprehend him hours later, ODOC said. Stephanie Pagones, Fox News, 6 Apr. 2022 By noontime, though, the inflation hedge seemed fully on, with the price per ounce recovering to virtual breakeven. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 10 Feb. 2022 Dittrich was given until noontime the next day to provide a final answer. Fox News, 24 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of noontime

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Noontime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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noon·​time | \ ˈnün-ˌtīm How to pronounce noontime (audio) \

Kids Definition of noontime

: noon

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