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noun half-hour pronunciation in British English
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singularhalf-hour
pluralhalf-hours

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  1. 1

    half-hour

    or

    half an hour

    [countable] [usually singular] a period of 30 minutes

    I’ll call you back within the next half-hour.

    The job should take about a half-hour.

  2. 2
    [singular] the time that is 30 minutes after the start of an hour

    The buses leave on the half-hour.

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