witching hour

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witching hour

n.
1. An hour when supernatural events are thought to occur, especially midnight.
2. The hour before the closing of the stock market on the third Friday of the month, when two or more classes of options or futures expire, known for its high trading volume and volatile prices.

witching hour

n
(Alternative Belief Systems) the witching hour the hour at which witches are supposed to appear, usually midnight

witch′ing hour`


n.
midnight.
[1825–35]
Translations

witching hour

[ˈwɪtʃɪŋˌaʊəʳ] N (hum) → hora f de las brujas
References in classic literature ?
I turned in the direction of the Earl's house, as it was now 'the witching hour' of five, and I knew I should find them ready for a cup of tea and a quiet chat.
Called Beware the Witching Hour, it will see the return of performers such as Locques La Roux, Cocoa Kink, Penny Dreadful, Lioness and Mama Mamba.
REVIEW The Worst Witch Birmingham Hippodrome By Rebecca Stanley AS the witching hour approached, hundreds of little witches and wizards hopped on their brooms and flew over to Birmingham Hippodrome.
And, tonight, night-time spectacular The Witching Hour will arrive in Birkenhead Park for three days of fire, pyrotechnics and live performance.
The Witching Hour, a show featuring fire, pyrotechnics and live performance will take over Birkenhead Park this weekend with an immersive show.
The commissioning and delivery of the witching hour event in birkenhead park 17-19 may plus community engagement event on 29-30 march.
This time, the witching hour ups its spellbinding spooks, scares and surprises as the teenage witch (Kiernan Shipka), her family and friends-both mortal and magical-and her colleagues at the Church of Night get ready to usher in the winter solstice.
It is almost the witching hour in Paisley as Halloween approaches.
The BFG, PG, PS19.99 Orphan Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is snatched from her bed at the witching hour by a hooded 24ft-tall figure, who introduces himself as the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance).
PRECOCIOUS orphan Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is snatched from her bed at the witching hour by a hooded 24-feet tall figure, who introduces himself as the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance).
Sinitta has sinned again - she looks like she's just stepped out of the witching hour! The strange bustier does nothing for her.
THE BFG (PG) PRECOCIOUS orphan Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is snatched from her bed at the witching hour by a hooded, 24-feet tall figure, who introduces himself as the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance), and spirits her away to Giant Country.