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half hournoun [C]

uk   us   (also half an hour)
a ​period of 30 ​minutes: The ​dollarsurged against the ​yen in the ​finalhalfhour of ​trading. Half an ​hourlater, she was ​smiling and ​chatting as if nothing had ​happened. She is to ​host a new half-hour show that will be ​broadcast every ​weekdayevening. Trains for Washington ​depart on the/everyhalfhour (= 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)
Translations of “half hour”
in Chinese (Simplified) 半小时,30分钟…
in Chinese (Traditional) 半小時,30分鐘…
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