Meaning of “half hour” in the English Dictionary


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half hournoun [ C ]

uk /ˌhɑːf ˈaʊər/ us /ˌhæf ˈaʊr/ also half an hour

a period of 30 minutes:

The dollar surged against the yen in the final half hour of trading.
Half an hour later, she was smiling and chatting as if nothing had happened.
She is to host a new half-hour show that will be broadcast every weekday evening.
Trains for Washington depart on the/every half hour (= at 10.30, 11.30, etc.).

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(Definition of “half hour” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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