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A 'Friends' shoot night could extend well into the small hours of the morning.
Warren Littlefield

Meaning of "small hours" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SMALL HOURS

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SMALL HOURS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Small hours is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SMALL HOURS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

small hours

Morning

Morning is the period of time between dawn and noon. Morning precedes afternoon, evening, and night in the sequence of a day. Originally, the term referred to sunrise...

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SMALL HOURS

small chop
small circle
small claims court
small end
small ermine
small fortune
small forward
small fry
small game
small goods
small intestine
small letter
small magpie
small pica
small potatoes
small print
small royal
small screen
small slam
small stores

WORDS THAT END LIKE SMALL HOURS

after-hours
banking hours
book of hours
business hours
consulting hours
daylight hours
hours
late hours
little hours
office hours
opening hours
ours
peak hours
school hours
shopping hours
the small hours
till all hours
twenty-four hours
twilight hours
visiting hours
waking hours

Synonyms and antonyms of small hours in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «small hours» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SMALL HOURS

Find out the translation of small hours to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of small hours from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «small hours» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

小分
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

madrugada
570 millions of speakers

English

small hours
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

छोटे घंटे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ساعات صغيرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

маленькие часов
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

madrugada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ছোট ঘন্টা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

petites heures
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jam kecil
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Stunden
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

深夜
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

작은 시간
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Jam cilik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

giờ nhỏ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சிறிய மணி நேரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

लहान तास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Küçük saatler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ore piccole
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

małe godzin
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

маленькі годин
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ore mici
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μικρά ώρες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

klein ure
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

småtimmarna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

små timer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of small hours

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SMALL HOURS»

The term «small hours» is regularly used and occupies the 99.657 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SMALL HOURS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about small hours

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3 QUOTES WITH «SMALL HOURS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word small hours.
1
Warren Littlefield
A 'Friends' shoot night could extend well into the small hours of the morning.
2
Will Self
Is there anything more useless than a crouton? I sometimes wake up in the small hours with a start and realise that what's roused me is an overpowering urge to visit violence on its originator.
3
Brian Sibley
Maybe it's just my own chronic morbidity and melancholia, but I really do think about it a great deal and quite often in the small hours of the night when, it is said, the greatest numbers of people die.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SMALL HOURS»

Discover the use of small hours in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to small hours and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Small Hours
Written with deep psychological insight and coal-black humour The Small Hours is a stunning meditation on love, self-love and forgiveness, and their shadowy opposites.
Susie Boyt, 2012
2
A Death in the Small Hours
From the critically acclaimed author of A Beautiful Blue Death and A Burial at Sea comes an intriguing new mystery in what The New York Times calls "a beguiling series" Charles Lenox is at the pinnacle of his political career and is a ...
Charles Finch, 2012
3
In the Wee Small Hours
And for anyone who's ever wondered how to combine motherhood, the country life and a career in town, and why pheasants make that weird clicking noise, this is essential reading.
Gil McNeil, 2011
4
Know the Night: A Memoir of Survival in the Small Hours
A transcendent memoir by poet Maria Mutch about the distances that can form between people who should be the closest of all—husband and wife, parent and child, lifelong friends and partners.
Maria Mutch, 2014
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Small hours of the night: selected poems of Roque Dalton
"English-only edition of poems written from exile, prison, and on the run by the Salvadoran revolutionary whose life and word urged love as well as change.
Roque Dalton, Hardie St. Martin, Jonathan Cohen, 1996
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Small Hours
This preoccupation with contingency - personal and historical - opens onto The Book of Emma: a long poem of fifty-four sections, written mostly in prose, which address a lost friend and contemporary in terms which seem laconically factual, ...
Lachlan Mackinnon, 2011
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An Insomniac's Guide to the Small Hours
This is a book for anyone who has ever spent a night tossing and turning, worrying about life's worst scenarios. The Insomniac's Guide takes you on a journey that will have you laughing in your sleep (or lack of it).
Ysenda Maxtone-Graham, 2012
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According to the Small Hours
In this, his first collection of poems in fifteen years, Aidan Mathews brings together the sacred and the profane, playful and profound, the iconic and the everyday - illuminating the variousness and commonality of human experience.
Aidan Mathews, 2011
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Small Hours
SMALL HOURS lights up your sky and brings flowers to your table.
Yu Yan Chen, 2011
10
Sessions with Sinatra: Frank Sinatra and the Art of Recording
Their next long-play effort, Wee Small Hours (1955), was issued on two 10-inch discs (eight songs each); shortly thereafter, they were comPHOTOGRAPH BY KEN VEEDER, COURTESY OF MPTV ARCHIVE Recording “Ill Wind” for the Wee  ...
Charles L. Granata, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SMALL HOURS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term small hours is used in the context of the following news items.
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#2 WRT Audi leads Spa 24 Hours after 16 hours of racing
The WRT Audi squad led the Spa 24 Hours round of the Blancpain ... which had battled it out at the front through the small hours, when the leaders had to stop ... «autosport.com, Jul 15»
2
In vote delayed into the small hours, Knesset decides to allow for …
Fearing it did not have a majority, coalition postponed the vote until 2:00 A.M., when Minster Yuval Steinitz was dragged out of bed to come vote. By Jonathan Lis ... «Haaretz, Jul 15»
3
Up All Night: talk radio in the small hours
Roger McGough, meanwhile, was burbling away as part of the catchily named Selection Of World Service Programmes with which Radio 4 beguiles the hours ... «The Guardian, May 15»
4
Billy Weir on the box: Big money keeps us up in small hours
It was just the nick of time too as I only had five hours to wait until things got under way for real and thankfully after a week of giving off that the World Golf ... «Belfast Telegraph, May 15»
5
Election result expected in small hours
The general election result for the Orkney and Shetland constituency should be announced in the Clickimin Bowls Hall around 3.30am on Friday morning. «Shetland Times Online, May 15»
6
Myriam Gendron "The Small Hours"
Ottawa-born, Montreal-based artist Myriam Gendron digitally released Not So Deep as a Well last year, but it's now getting a proper physical release. To give ... «Exclaim!, Feb 15»
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Playing to the Wee Small Hours: the Cyrus Chestnut Trio at Blues Alley
As Cyrus Chestnut looked over the packed house of Washington DC's Blues Alley, a little smile crossed his face before he confessed “To see all of you here on a ... «On Tap Magazine, Jan 15»
8
In pictures: Catwalk queens and celebrities party into small hours
THE who's who of the world of fashion, film and music carried on the partying into the small hours of the morning following the British Fashion Awards on ... «Scottish Daily Record, Dec 14»
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Keeping the streets safe in the small hours
Keeping the streets safe in the small hours. jgrewal | 21st Nov 2014 11:00 AM. jgrewal. Jessica Grewal Senior Reporter APN Newsdesk NSW Bureau Working ... «Fraser Coast Chronicle, Nov 14»
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Clooney and new bride party into the small hours
George Clooney and his bride reportedly stepped under an arch of white roses and exchanged vows before a spectacular wedding party on Saturday night, ... «The Times, Sep 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Small hours [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/small-hours>. Jun 2020 ».
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