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nighttime

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noun, often attributive night·time \-ˌtīm\

Simple Definition of nighttime

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of nighttime

  1. :  the time from dusk to dawn

Examples of nighttime in a sentence

  1. The animal hunts in the nighttime.

  2. <before electricity, gas lamps were used for illumination during the nighttime>



14th Century

First Known Use of nighttime

14th century

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NIGHTTIME Defined for Kids

nighttime

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noun night·time \ˈnīt-ˌtīm\

Definition of nighttime for Students

  1. :  night 1




Law Dictionary

nighttime

noun night·time

Legal Definition of nighttime

  1. 1 :  the time from dusk to dawn

  2. 2 :  a statutorily set period usually beginning shortly after dusk and ending shortly after dawn





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