Definition of noonday in English:



  • The middle of the day.

    as modifier ‘the blinds were lowered to keep out the noonday sun’
    • ‘He sat at one of the outside tables taking in the heat of the noonday sun.’
    • ‘Flowing fountains in courtyards filled with the perfume of jasmine created cool retreats from the harsh noonday sun.’
    • ‘In the blazing noonday sun, they linger in bus stops, near temples, hotels, supermarkets and glitzy shops fronts.’
    • ‘Out on the street, the noonday sun was heating up.’
    • ‘Three other roommates are asleep upstairs, while downstairs the noonday sun floods in through the windows.’
    • ‘Almond trees and coconut palms provided abundant shade from the noonday sun.’
    • ‘They walked in the blazing noonday sun with a new purposeful stride.’
    • ‘Cemeteries are impeccably maintained by their respective governments; prestigious memorials and little white crosses in neat rows reflect the noonday sun.’
    • ‘The noonday sun poured warm autumn sunlight through the large windows behind them, casting their shadows across the blue and white tiled floors.’
    • ‘And there, in the dusty noonday sun, the kids beheld a glittering pile of golden coins.’
    • ‘The flowers had been destroyed by the time we came out to eat last night, and when we got up this morning and walked through the noonday sun to buy breakfast (it had been a late night) all trace of them was gone.’
    • ‘I would have much rather preferred to sit out here and let my skin burn underneath the noonday sun.’
    • ‘In the hot noonday sun, students sat on the grass, and faculty in shirtsleeves conducted class.’
    • ‘As we talked, Larry leaned on a cedar fence post, squinting in the noonday sun, and pointed out landmarks on the Bush ranch, three quarters of a mile away.’
    • ‘The bar was dark with shadow despite the noonday sun that blazed on shuttered windows.’
    • ‘The noonday sun was beginning to become unbearable.’
    • ‘A herd of horses came running over the green meadow towards the tree where he and Pamela were preparing a picnic in the noonday sun.’
    • ‘Ever since the winter solstice last Dec. 22, the days have been getting longer in the Northern Hemisphere and the noonday sun has climbed higher in the sky.’
    • ‘For a few days prior to this date, look at the noonday sun; it will appear as if it is in the same location in the sky.’
    • ‘I put my hand over my eyes and strained to see what was happening through the bright noonday sun.’
    midday, twelve noon, twelve midday, twelve o'clock, high noon, noontime, noontide, twelve hundred, twelve hundred hours, one-two-double-o
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