pran·​di·​al | \ ˈpran-dē-əl How to pronounce prandial (audio) \

Definition of prandial

: of or relating to a meal

Examples of prandial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Autocrats in the Middle East use television to push politics—especially during Ramadan, when big-budget series attract hours of post-prandial viewing. The Economist, "Series of changes Friendly Jews, female bosses; Saudi TV promotes a new vision," 16 May 2020 Post-prandial digestifs, or coffee or tea and something sweet are a lovely way to end an evening, especially after a long work day, and the same principles apply. Stacey Ballis,, "When cocktails inspire dessert — Aperol spritz bars, anyone?," 4 Oct. 2019 The Commons Club, under the direction of head chef Adrian Garcia, is quite serviceable, and the bars and restaurants in walking distance make for a lovely post-prandial stroll. Anthony Flint,, "In San Francisco, new destinations over the top," 17 July 2019 As if the magnificent marble statues that encircle the arena weren’t enough of a draw, the 1980s-themed runway presentation was followed by a sumptuous dinner worthy of the ancient Romans and a post-prandial performance by Duran Duran. Horacio Silva, Town & Country, "The Experience Wars: Inside the Furious Fight for the Affections (and Dollars) of the World's Biggest Spenders," 20 Sep. 2018 Certain elements were directly inspired by Deerfield, like the round tables in the dining hall, each one presided over by a teacher and designed to stimulate civilized prandial conversation. Richard Mcgill Murphy, Town & Country, "Desert Prep," 17 Dec. 2012

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First Known Use of prandial

1781, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prandial

Latin prandium late breakfast, luncheon

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The first known use of prandial was in 1781

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“Prandial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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pran·​di·​al | \ ˈpran-dē-əl How to pronounce prandial (audio) \

Medical Definition of prandial

: of or relating to a meal

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