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morning

Syllabification: morn·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈmôrniNG
 
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Definition of morning in English:

noun

1The period of time between midnight and noon, especially from sunrise to noon: I toiled in the fields from morning till night it was a little after eight in the morning it was a beautiful sunny morning
More example sentences
  • You will work from seven in the morning till seven at night and have one and a half free days per month.
  • He spent three days working from seven in the morning until eleven at night on his masterpiece.
  • If there's something in the morning paper about a case, I cut it out and put it in a file.
Synonyms
before noon, before lunch/lunchtime, this a.m.
literary this morn, this forenoon
1.1Sunrise: a hint of steely light showed that morning was on its way
More example sentences
  • For two miles the water stretched north, a flat sheet of grey in the morning sun.
  • For a while, the birds kept both of us happy, sitting in the morning sun, blue sky overhead.
  • Wednesday morning dawned bright, clear, and cold - typical end of October weather.
Synonyms

adverb

(mornings) informal Back to top  
Every morning: mornings, she’d sleep late

exclamation

informal Back to top  
short for good morning.
Example sentences
  • Morning mate. I trust you are feeling a whole lot better today.
  • 'Morning, how are you?'

Origin

Middle English: from morn, on the pattern of evening.

More
  • In Old English the word for the beginning of the day was morgen, which survives in the literary words morn and morrow. In the Middle Ages morn was extended to morning on the model of evening ( see even). Excessive drinking has resulted in the morning after (more fully the morning after the night before) since the late 19th century.

Phrases

morning, noon, and night

1
All the time.
Example sentences
  • For centuries you had enormous whale fleets armed with the most sophisticated technology of their time, manned by experts working morning, noon, and night to kill more whales.
  • Then I have at least three big projects I have to get going on, as well as columns and articles to write, books to read to my kids, hikes to go on and mouths that get hungry morning, noon, and night.
  • I never would've dreamed I would eat lobster morning, noon, and night, for free.
Synonyms

Words that rhyme with morning

aborning, awning, dawning, mourning, spawning, warning

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