Definition of mealtime in English:

mealtime

noun

  • The time at which a meal is eaten.

    ‘family life seemed to revolve around mealtimes’
    • ‘Matron was, eagerly it seemed, listening to their conversation, despite her attempts to keep herself to herself during mealtimes.’
    • ‘I like having my family together at mealtimes, for the Lord knows the rest of the time we are separated.’
    • ‘At the sound of a bell, the men woke; another bell signaled mealtime; still another, work time; still another, meals and bedtime.’
    • ‘Someone is trying to get something to eat before mealtime.’
    • ‘He hated mealtimes, especially with Aunt Bella watching over him, or Uncle Simon making comments.’
    • ‘Anne has taken to being quiet at mealtimes so that she is not criticized.’
    • ‘One of the high points of these summits, say participants, is mealtime.’
    • ‘The women ate familiar, everyday foods at mealtimes and for their evening snack.’
    • ‘I had no sense of time any more; I didn't think it was a mealtime but I couldn't be sure.’
    • ‘He was also very hungry and Marion went outside to scold the maids for not remembering to bring him food at mealtimes.’
    • ‘Southerners are the most likely to put their elbows on the table at mealtime, but they are the least likely to cut in line and the most likely to use courtesy titles.’
    • ‘At mealtimes you will go with me to the kitchens to pick up the food.’
    • ‘Within the family he was notorious for reading clips out of the paper at mealtimes to prevent conversation.’
    • ‘‘We would have been looking for hotels that would do pack lunches and offer some flexibility with mealtimes,’ says Skelly.’
    • ‘With less-structured mealtimes, consumers are eating smaller amounts of food more regularly than three meals a day.’
    • ‘He stopped at normal mealtimes, but never had an appetite.’
    • ‘Thus, despite the proliferation of incredibly lavish kitchens, fewer and fewer Americans are at home even at mealtimes.’
    • ‘In fact, the only times he would stay in the same room as them were at mealtimes.’
    • ‘You rarely attend mealtime, and that is quite worrying to everyone.’
    • ‘In her family mealtimes, lively chatter was encouraged even when she was a young child.’

Pronunciation

mealtime

/ˈmiːltʌɪm/