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noonday

[noon-dey] /ˈnunˌdeɪ/
adjective
1.
of or at noon or midday:
the usual noonday meal.
noun
2.
midday; noon.
Origin
1525-1535
1525-35; noon + day
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  • Pick your flowers in the late morning, after the dew has dried but before the noonday sun hits them.
  • If you've stood in the desert in awe of the noonday heat, tell them that.
British Dictionary definitions for noonday

noonday

/ˈnuːnˌdeɪ/
noun
1.
  1. the middle of the day; noon
  2. (as modifier): the noonday sun
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Word Origin and History for noonday
n.

"middle of the day," first used by Coverdale (1535), from noon + day.

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