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forenoon

Syllabification: fore·noon
Pronunciation: /ˈfôrˌno͞on
 
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Definition of forenoon in English:

noun

[in singular] North American or Nautical
The morning.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with forenoon

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