Definition of forenoon in English:


Syllabification: fore·noon
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrˌno͞on


[in singular] North American or Nautical
  • The morning.
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    • Towards morning he became more quiet and in the forenoon, at eleven o'clock, he expired his last sigh.
    • The greenish yellow marsh meadow locust prefers to sing on hot, quiet forenoons from moist ditches and grassy banks.
    • Black in the glaring forenoon, a row of cypresses against the town wall seemed to promise safety.

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