bedtime

noun
bed·​time | \ ˈbed-ˌtīm How to pronounce bedtime (audio) \

Definition of bedtime

: a time for going to bed

Examples of bedtime in a Sentence

The children are still up? It's way past their bedtimes.

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Turn off electronic devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime. Erika Edwards, NBC News, "1 to 2 naps a week may help keep your heart healthy, study finds," 9 Sep. 2019 Parents and kids can binge an extra episode together without delaying bedtime for too long. Wendy Lee, Los Angeles Times, "Why Netflix is looking to India and a curious baby called Bheem to expand its user numbers abroad," 26 Aug. 2019 Fox News host Sean Hannity and President Trump may be a lot closer than anyone imagined, according to New York Magazine, having bedtime phone calls with each other most weeknights. Jessica Estepa, USA TODAY, "Report: President Trump and Sean Hannity talk nearly every weeknight," 14 May 2018 Marie carried it everywhere, even curling up with it at bedtime. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "She’s been bounced through more than a dozen foster homes. And she’s just 6," 24 Aug. 2019 When scheduled one to two hours before bedtime, a warm bath can also hasten the speed of falling asleep by about 36%. Shahab Haghayegh, Quartzy, "The science of why a warm bath before bed helps you sleep," 14 Aug. 2019 Immersion in this novel before bedtime is a recipe for sleeplessness. The Economist, "Helen Phillips’s “The Need” skilfully exploits maternal fears," 9 Aug. 2019 About two hours before bedtime is an excellent time to start winding down, Schmitt says. Lauren Lee, CNN, "These interior design tips can help you create a bedroom blueprint for better sleep," 6 Aug. 2019 When scheduled one to two hours before bedtime, a warm bath can also hasten the speed of falling asleep by about 36%. Shahab Haghayegh, Quartzy, "The science of why a warm bath before bed helps you sleep," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of bedtime

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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bedtime

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bedtime

: the usual time when someone goes to bed

bedtime

noun
bed·​time | \ ˈbed-ˌtīm How to pronounce bedtime (audio) \

Kids Definition of bedtime

: time to go to bed

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