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noontide

[noon-tahyd] /ˈnunˌtaɪd/
noun
1.
the time of noon; midday.
2.
the highest or best point or part:
the noontide of one's theatrical career.
3.
Literary. midnight.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English nonetyde, Old English nōntīd. See noon, tide
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  • In the main saloon to the left of the entrance the guests had gathered by noontide to wit ness the ceremony.
  • In the span of life he has reached that fruitful noontide age when, the crown of years well spent is an honor lo the wearer.
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noontime

/ˈnuːnˌtaɪm/
noun
1.
  1. the middle of the day; noon
  2. (as modifier): a noontime drink
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