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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
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  • But the words worked like a magic talisman, for the pencil traveled busily and by suppertime she had almost finished.

  • At suppertime he announced his discovery to the big brothers and their mother.

  • Along about suppertime they make Elmer Lonnie stay outside and watch for his coming, and he has to say: "Hello, pa!"

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

    Overland Tales Josephine Clifford
  • He came and went without greeting her—he came at suppertime and left—she heard his steps all the way down the street.

    The Song of Songs Hermann Sudermann
  • When I got home it was suppertime and the family were at the table.

    Back Home Irvin S. Cobb
  • It was more than two hours after suppertime when Deck and Artie arrived.

  • She came home to breakfast as wearily as if it had been suppertime.

    Wessex Tales Thomas Hardy
  • By the time we have the tents pitched and everything in tip-top working order, it will be suppertime.

    Polly and Eleanor Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Noted you not how quiet and sluggish the dogs were at suppertime tonight?

    In the Wars of the Roses Evelyn Everett-Green

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