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The time during which dinner is normally eaten.


the time of evening dinnerthe time of midday dinner


(ˈdɪn ərˌtaɪm)

the period set aside for eating dinner.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dinnertime - the customary or habitual hour for the evening mealdinnertime - the customary or habitual hour for the evening meal
mealtime - the hour at which a meal is habitually or customarily eaten


[ˈdɪnərtaɪm] n
(= time of evening dinner) → heure f du dîner
(= time of midday dinner) → heure f du déjeunerdinnerware set [ˈdɪnərwɛər] n (US) (= dinner service) → service m de table
References in classic literature ?
Since dinnertime they've carried a good half of it.
Since dinnertime she had fastened a large red rose in the front of her gown.
Naturally," Hamel replied, "and yet, it may have been my fancy, of course, but at dinnertime I seemed to get a queer impression.
Pierre had come just at dinnertime and was sitting awkwardly in the middle of the drawing room on the first chair he had come across, blocking the way for everyone.
You shall all go and help me, and when we come back we will have bread and milk for breakfast, and make it up at dinnertime.
Frank comes tomorrowI had a letter this morningwe see him tomorrow by dinnertime to a certainty he is at Oxford today, and he comes for a whole fortnight; I knew it would be so.
There was not even a place where a man could wash his hands, and the men ate as much raw blood as food at dinnertime.
Poyser has spoken her mind pretty strongly as to the dirt which the extra nurnber of men's shoes brought into the house at dinnertime.
There are a lot of nice girls in school and we had scrumptious fun playing at dinnertime.
Kitsho is open for lunch and dinner from Tuesdays through Sundays, and dinnertime on Mondays.
shows you what Monty the little monster has to contend with at dinnertime.
He has come up with a cool chilli and mint bar, as well as his take on a retro British favourite, dandelion and burdock - certainly not something to dunk in your cuppa at dinnertime.