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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