noun, night·time often attributive \-ˌtīm\

: the time of darkness between one day and the next : the time of day when no light from the sun can be seen

Full Definition of NIGHTTIME

:  the time from dusk to dawn

Examples of NIGHTTIME

  1. The animal hunts in the nighttime.
  2. <before electricity, gas lamps were used for illumination during the nighttime>

First Known Use of NIGHTTIME

14th century

Other Calendar Terms

antedate, estival, gloaming, luster, sesquicentennial
NIGHTTIME Defined for Kids


noun night·time \ˈnīt-ˌtīm\

Definition of NIGHTTIME for Kids

:  night 1


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