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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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 When scheduled one to two hours before bedtime, a warm bath can also hasten the speed of falling asleep by about 36%. Shahab Haghayegh, The Conversation, "Want better sleep? Try a warm bath or shower 1-2 hours before bedtime, study suggests," 13 Aug. 2019 Instead, look for a personalized program to reset bedtime and wake time, combined with physical activity to improve sleep quality. Cindy Krischer Goodman, sun-sentinel.com, "New clues about why people get Alzheimer’s and how to fight it," 19 July 2019 School is almost out and parents know what that means: no homework, later bedtimes and kids who want to bend the rules on screen time. Julie Jargon, WSJ, "Safe Space or Police State: How Far Should You Go in Monitoring Your Kids Online?," 4 June 2019 There are discussions on managing a commute and bedtimes, and horror stories of lactation rooms that don’t lock. Hanna Ingber, New York Times, "Twitter, Facebook, Slack: Using Every Tool to Hear What Readers Think," 4 Apr. 2018

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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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