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[noon-dey] /ˈnunˌdeɪ/
of or at noon or midday:
the usual noonday meal.
midday; noon.
Origin of noonday
1525-35; noon + day Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Then mayhap he lost consciousness for I heard not a sound, and the whole city lay still in the hush of the noonday sleep.

    "Unto Caesar" Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • Ah, let me hope that the noonday will keep the promise of the dawn!

    Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Every flash lit the old room like the full glare of the noonday sun.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • As for having a bee in her bonnet that was beyond discussion, as clear as noonday.

  • Was our human Lord assailed by “the destruction that wasteth at noonday”?

  • Men on the earth thought it was noonday and tried to do double their daily work.

    Classic Myths Mary Catherine Judd
  • Its aspect is disquieting at noonday; what must it be at midnight?

    Toilers of the Sea Victor Hugo
British Dictionary definitions for noonday


  1. the middle of the day; noon
  2. (as modifier): the noonday sun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for noonday

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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