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midnight

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noun mid·night \ˈmid-ˌnīt\

Simple Definition of midnight

  • : the middle of the night : 12 o'clock at night

Full Definition of midnight

  1. 1 :  the middle of the night; specifically :  12 o'clock at night

  2. 2 :  deep or extended darkness or gloom

midnight adjective
mid·night·ly adverb or adjective

Examples of midnight

  1. Her parents wanted her home before midnight.

  2. It was 12 midnight when we arrived home.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of midnight

before 12th century




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