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[suhp-er-tahym] /ˈsʌp ərˌtaɪm/
the time at which supper is served, usually between the hours of 5 and 7 p.m.
Origin of suppertime
First recorded in 1325-75, suppertime is from the Middle English word soper tyme. See supper, time Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • At suppertime he announced his discovery to the big brothers and their mother.

  • She was an excellent cook, and we did ample justice to her skill at suppertime.

    Overland Tales

    Josephine Clifford
  • When I got home it was suppertime and the family were at the table.

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
  • “I guess my nerves will be steady enough by suppertime,” said Jim judiciously.

    Ticktock and Jim Keith Robertson
  • She came home to breakfast as wearily as if it had been suppertime.

    Wessex Tales Thomas Hardy
  • It was more than two hours after suppertime when Deck and Artie arrived.

  • Noted you not how quiet and sluggish the dogs were at suppertime tonight?

    In the Wars of the Roses

    Evelyn Everett-Green
  • At suppertime, when Dave Cowan came, he was wetting the shorn sward with spray from a hose.

    The Wrong Twin Harry Leon Wilson
  • Between eight and nine o'clock all were sitting waiting, now and then good-naturedly saying it was most suppertime.

  • Neither Frieda, who came in after suppertime, nor I, was able to give her much consolation.

    A Top-Floor Idyl

    George van Schaick

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