I never heard of anyone saying "the" lunch?

When is "lunchtime"?

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    You may want to have a look on this:ell.stackexchange.com/questions/41244/…
    – Cardinal
    Sep 21, 2016 at 14:10
  • @Cardinal , so I should pick "the lunch" if it's a lunch I specially prepare, say, for an infant? Sep 21, 2016 at 14:35
  • I am not in the place that I answer your question, but I would say "the lunch" based on the answer under that question.
    – Cardinal
    Sep 21, 2016 at 15:16
  • If there is a specific time you like to have lunch, why are you asking what time lunchtime is? Sep 21, 2016 at 15:22
  • @AlanCarmack, like the typical time for lunch associate with the word without article. Sep 21, 2016 at 16:08

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One would refer simply to 'lunchtime', avoiding 'the'.

By it's definition lunchtime refers to noon (the middle of the day, 12:00), but this can vary greatly per social circle.

Examples sentences:

Is it lunchtime already?

Are you coming for lunch as well?

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