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[haf-ouuh r, -ou-er, hahf-] /ˈhæfˈaʊər, -ˈaʊ ər, ˈhɑf-/

a period of 30 minutes.
the midpoint between the hours:
The clock struck on the half-hour.
of, relating to, or consisting of a half-hour:
half-hour programs.


early 15c., from half + hour. Related: Half-hourly.


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