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

Definition of noontime

: the time of noon : midday

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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 The only fanfare to mark the beginning of what will become a $650 million, 305-acre university over the next 20 years was a brief noontime ceremony with campus officials welcoming the students, a few balloons and the ribbon cutting. San Diego Union-Tribune, "From the Archives: Cal State San Marcos turns 30," 28 Aug. 2020 Washington Square was awash in sunlight at noontime. Carl Nolte,, "Without a tourist in sight, San Francisco is less lively," 27 June 2020 And over the past several days, employees have held noontime demonstrations at Adidas’ Portland office. oregonlive, "Adidas promises ‘lasting change,’ says 30% of new hires will be black or Latinx," 9 June 2020 The Radicals organized a group of about two dozen people who staged a noontime rally on the corner of Third Avenue and Hyder Street in April, demanding that the city clear what was then a large homeless camp across the street. Paula Dobbyn, Anchorage Daily News, "Special report: Anchorage faces a homeless crisis — and the challenges may be increasing," 6 June 2020 At noontime a day earlier, office workers lined up to buy lunch at food trucks, chatting while seasoning their orders from communal condiment bottles. Motoko Rich, New York Times, "Tokyo, in a State of Emergency, Yet Still Having Drinks at a Bar," 19 Apr. 2020 Torrential rains at noontime at the Ruth Minchen Athletic Complex forced the sudden change of venues. Robert Avery, Houston Chronicle, "Deer Park Bronco All-Stars eliminated from South Zone with 8-4 loss," 29 July 2019 Media reports have indicated that possible exposures have occurred, but Schapelhouman stressed that no injuries had been reported as of noontime. Bay City News Service, The Mercury News, "Hazmat crews at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park after sarin scare," 1 July 2019 In the Plaza de Justicia, beside the Hall of Records, 2000 looked to the blazing sunlight of the heavens in prayer at noontime while a breeze ruffled the flags of the United Nations. Scott Harrison,, "From the Archives: D-day news arrives in Los Angeles," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of noontime

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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8 Sep 2020

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“Noontime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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