the witching hour

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the witching hour

1 : the time late at night when the powers of a witch, magician, etc., are believed to be strongest
2 : 12 o'clock at night : midnight
  • We arrived home shortly before the witching hour.

Word by Word Definitions

witching play
  1. : the practice of witchcraft : sorcery

  1. : of, relating to, or suitable for sorcery or supernatural occurrences

hour play
  1. : a time or office for daily liturgical devotion

  2. : the 24th part of a day : 60 minutes

  3. : the time of day reckoned in two 12-hour periods


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