time of day
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- (archaic) The time according to the clock.
- A loosely specified period of time, minutes or hours in duration, especially daytime, or point in time.
- "At what time of day and year are the winds strongest?" / "Winter mornings, I think."
- There was no time of day that ever seemed appropriate.
- She would fold laundry at this time of day.
- I love that time of day. The light is magical.
- (obsolete, except in an idiom, by ellipsis) The greeting appropriate to the time of day.
- I wouldn't give him the time of day.
- (time according to the clock): time, clock time, o'clock (mostly dialect)
- (loosely specified period of time): time
- (loosely specified point in time): time, hour
- (greetings appropriate to the time of day):
time according to the clock — see time
loosely specified period of or point in time