prime time

noun

Definition of prime time

  1. 1 :  the time period when the television or radio audience is the largest; also :  television shows shown in prime time

  2. 2 :  the choicest or busiest time

  3. 3 :  big time 2 <a pitcher not yet ready for prime time>

prime–time

adjective

Examples of prime time in a sentence

  1. The program is being shown during prime time.

  2. He's the best actor in prime time.

1958

First Known Use of prime time

1958


PRIME TIME Defined for English Language Learners

prime time

noun

Definition of prime time for English Language Learners

  • : the time in the evening when the largest number of people are watching television

  • : the television shows that are on during prime time

  • : the highest or most difficult level of use


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