forenoon

[ noun fawr-noon, fohr-; adjective fawr-noon, fohr- ]
/ noun ˌfɔrˈnun, ˌfoʊr-; adjective ˈfɔrˌnun, ˈfoʊr- /

noun

the period of daylight before noon.
the latter part of the morning.

adjective

of or relating to the forenoon.

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Origin of forenoon

1375–1425; late Middle English. See fore-, noon
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British Dictionary definitions for forenoon

forenoon
/ (ˈfɔːˌnuːn) /

noun

  1. the daylight hours before or just before noon
  2. (as modifier)a forenoon conference
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