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[noon-ouuh r, -ou-er] /ˈnunˌaʊər, -ˌaʊ ər/
the hour between 12 noon and 1 p.m.
Origin of noonhour
1885-90, Americanism; noon + hour Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • October came; and the noon hour of the First Friday found the little girl breathlessly mounting the front steps of her home.

    Mostly Mary Mary Edward Feehan
  • How came Paul to fall into the brook at noon hour yesterday?

    Anne Of Avonlea Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • An hour passed in this mysterious and strange tranquillity—the noon hour of night.

  • It was about the noon hour, July 12, 1789, when he entered the southern gates of the city.

    Robert Tournay William Sage
  • She heard the news at the noon hour on Monday, and after her dinner she hurried at once to the store of Fred Farnsworth.

    The Calico Cat Charles Miner Thompson
  • It was not until after the noon hour of Monday that we were frightened.

  • Where were you working around the noon hour of Friday, November 22, 1963?

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • IN the noon hour of the following day was enacted the brief final scene in the drama of the "Rubber Consols corner."

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic

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