[ mid-noon ]
/ ˈmɪdˈnun /
Why Did “Noon” Used To Mean 3:00?Surprisingly, the term noon wasn’t always shorthand for midday at 12:00; in fact, it used to refer to a different time of day altogether.
What Do A.M. And P.M. Stand For?Most English speakers know that a.m. refers to the hours from midnight and noon, and p.m. to the hours from noon and midnight. But what do these ubiquitous abbreviations stand for? The term we associate with the morning, a.m., is an abbreviation the Latin phrase ante merīdiem meaning “before midday”; p.m. is an abbreviation of post merīdiem, meaning—you guessed it—“after midday.” These two terms help …
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Examples from the Web for mid-noon
We really had no hopes of angling, for the hour was mid-noon, and the day was warm and still.Fisherman's Luck|Henry van Dyke