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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 of noonday
1525-1535
1525-35; noon + day
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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
  • And yet it was clear as the sun at noonday that he was troubled in his conscience.

    Cousin Henry Anthony Trollope
  • Every flash lit the old room like the full glare of the noonday sun.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • Millicent closed her eyes till they resembled those of a cat at noonday.

    A Black Adonis Linn Boyd Porter
  • Was our human Lord assailed by “the destruction that wasteth at noonday”?

  • I can make it black darkness even at noonday if I close my eyes.

    The King's Esquires George Manville Fenn
  • Its aspect is disquieting at noonday; what must it be at midnight?

    Toilers of the Sea Victor Hugo
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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