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noon

noon

 
pronunciation:
nun
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word History
part of speech: noun
definition: twelve o'clock in the daytime; midday.
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Word History
Noon is from an Old English word, non, which means "ninth." Until some time during the 1100s, noon was the ninth hour of daylight, which was three o'clock in the afternoon.