bright and early

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of bright and early

: very early
  • We will be getting up bright and early in the morning.

Word by Word Definitions

bright play
  1. : radiating or reflecting light : shining, sparkling

  2. : sunny

  3. : illustrious, glorious

  1. : a color of high saturation : a bright (see 1bright 4) color

early play
  1. : near the beginning of a period of time

  2. : near the beginning of a course, process, or series

  3. : before the usual or expected time

  1. : of, relating to, or occurring near the beginning of a period of time, a development, or a series

  2. : distant in past time

  3. : primitive


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bright and early? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!