dinnertime

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dinner +‎ time

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dinnertime (plural dinnertimes)

  1. The time when dinner takes place.
    • 1846, Charles Elmé Francatelli, The Modern Cook, page 243:
      An hour before dinnertime, steam the mazarine in the usual way, and when done, turn it out of the mould on its dish []
  2. The time when dinner is ready.
  3. (Britain) The midday break in English schools (some areas), lunchtime.
  4. The dinner hour, the hour between 6 and 7 p.m.

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