daytime

noun, often attributive
day·​time | \ ˈdā-ˌtīm How to pronounce daytime (audio) \

Definition of daytime

: the time during which there is daylight

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Examples of daytime in a Sentence

These animals are active during the daytime. It's the best new show on daytime.
Recent Examples on the Web Charters are available in the daytime, as well as at night, which is especially magical thanks to Illuminated River, a new, longterm art installation project that lights up the bridges over the Thames. Nicole Trilivas, Forbes, 3 June 2021 Or, in the daytime, be extra suspicious of potential malware showing up as a legitimate-looking email. al, 14 May 2021 Since then, the chopper has been on its own, keeping itself warm during the frigid Martian nights, charging its solar panel during the Martian daytime, and preparing for flights. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 28 Apr. 2021 The tensions began when police placed barricades outside the Old City’s Damascus Gate, where Muslims traditionally gather to enjoy the evening after the daytime fast. BostonGlobe.com, 24 Apr. 2021 The tensions began when police placed barricades outside the Old City's Damascus Gate, where Muslims traditionally gather to enjoy the evening after the daytime fast. Star Tribune, 23 Apr. 2021 In November, a top Iranian nuclear scientist was assassinated in a brazen daytime ambush. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2021 The Heat’s game at the Target Center followed consecutive Timberwolves home games that were moved to daytime starts and played in the absence of fans, amid ongoing protests in the area. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 16 Apr. 2021 The daytime is one of two periods this week in which showers aren’t in the forecast. Cameron Fields, cleveland, 4 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of daytime

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of daytime was before the 12th century

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10 Jun 2021

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“Daytime.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daytime. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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daytime

noun

English Language Learners Definition of daytime

: the time of day when the sky is light
: television that is shown during the day

daytime

noun
day·​time | \ ˈdā-ˌtīm How to pronounce daytime (audio) \

Kids Definition of daytime

: the period of daylight

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