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adverb to·night \tə-ˈnīt\

Simple Definition of tonight

  • : on this night or on the night following this day

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tonight

  1. :  on this present night or the night following this present day <will do it tonight>

Examples of tonight in a sentence

  1. This afternoon I'm busy, but tonight I'm free.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of tonight

before 12th century


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tonight

noun to·night

Simple Definition of tonight

  • : this night or the night following this day

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of tonight

  1. :  the present night or the night following this present day

Examples of tonight in a sentence

  1. Tonight's party should be fun.

  2. He is staying until tonight.



14th Century

First Known Use of tonight

14th century

Rhymes with tonight

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TONIGHT Defined for Kids

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tonight

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adverb to·night \tə-ˈnīt\

Definition of tonight for Students

  1. :  on this present night or the night following this present day <It's cold tonight.>




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tonight

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noun to·night

Definition of tonight for Students

  1. :  the present or the coming night




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