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Pronunciation: /nuːn

Definition of noon in English:


Twelve o’clock in the day; midday: the service starts at twelve noon
More example sentences
  • A typical day would have schools programmes from ten to twelve noon and again from two to three in the afternoon.
  • As usual it starts on Wednesday and a decision will be delivered at twelve noon on Thursday.
  • The men stay in bed until noon, because there's nothing for them to do.
midday, twelve noon, twelve midday, twelve o'clock, high noon, noontime, noontide, noonday, twelve hundred, twelve hundred hours, one-two-double-O


Old English nōn 'the ninth hour from sunrise, i.e. approximately 3 p.m', from Latin nona (hora) 'ninth hour'; compare with none2.

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