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Happening in the morning or daytime

in the morning

during the morning of the following day

bright and early

early in the morning

first thing (in the morning)

at the very beginning of the day

at the crack of dawn

extremely early in the morning

light

adjective

if it is light, you can see because it is day and not night

lunchtime

noun

happening at lunchtime

before dark

before it becomes night

by night/day

during the night/day

noonday

adjective

in the middle of the day. A more usual word is midday

post-prandial

adjective

done just after eating a meal

food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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