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Times in the morning or daytime

cockcrow

noun

the very early morning when it begins to get light

dawn

noun

the beginning of the day, when it begins to get light

daybreak

noun

the time when light first appears in the morning

drivetime

noun

the time when many people are driving to or from work and listen to the radio in their cars, especially in the afternoon

first light

noun

the time in the morning when the sun is rising

the forenoon

noun

the morning

high noon

noun

exactly midday, when the sun is at its highest point in the sky

lunchtime

noun

the time in the middle of the day when people usually eat lunch

midday

noun

twelve o’clock, when the morning ends and the afternoon begins

noon

noun

twelve o’clock in the middle of the day

opening time

noun

the time of day that a shop, business etc opens

reveille

noun

a piece of music traditionally played on the bugle in the morning to wake up soldiers, or the time when it is played

rush hour

noun

the time of day when there are a lot of cars on the road because most people are travelling to or from work

sunrise

noun

the time in the early morning when the sun first appears in the sky with the light of a new day

sun-up

noun

sunrise

break of day

the time when it begins to get light in the morning

unearthly hour

a time of day, especially very early, that is not a reasonable time to speak to or see someone

ungodly hour

a time of day when it is very early or very late, and not reasonable to speak to or see someone

sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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