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[din-er-tahym] /ˈdɪn ərˌtaɪm/
the period set aside for eating dinner.
Origin of dinnertime
1325-75; Middle English. See dinner, time Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for dinnertime
  • Tables in the dining room feature candles that are lit at dinnertime, a relative rarity on cruise ships.
  • At dinnertime, eat at one of the many restaurants you'll find close to the hotel.
  • At dinnertime, feast on grilled barbecue salmon or short ribs with gravy.
  • Another buffet is offered at dinnertime, with themed menus twice each week.
  • Any suggestions on how to break the dinnertime binging.
  • He likes a boilermaker at dinnertime and, on occasion, the bullfrogs from his pond.
  • At dinnertime some nights, the only dark-skinned faces in the restaurant are those of the staff.
  • Western exposures are bad for restaurants: the setting sun at dinnertime makes customers uncomfortable.
  • By dinnertime the wires and stone corners of the village had set up a mournful howl.
  • But they have learned to adapt to his late-afternoon, early-evening, even dinnertime arrivals.

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