time of day



time of day (plural times of day)

  1. The time according to the clock.
  2. 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."
    She would fold laundry at this time of day.
    I love that time of day. The light is magical.
  3. The greeting appropriate to the time of day.
    That girl walking down the street wouldn't give me 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):


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