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 In large part due to the expense of a night market, Undiscovered SF’s first post-COVID food crawl, scheduled for October 2022, will be held in the daytime. Emma Silvers, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 July 2022 Roadside Senryu put up the signs during the daytime, and each took a couple hours. Danny Freedman, Outside Online, 8 July 2022 Since the school year ended, Brady has spent a lot of days working on his tennis game for several hours during the daytime, then taking part in basketball activities in the evening. James Weber, The Enquirer, 28 June 2022 Though Akbar rarely opens up about his wife on The Talk or American Ninja Warrior, his family does make appearances on the CBS daytime show from time to time. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 27 June 2022 Aside from the traffic, there could be a lot of other factors to make sitting in traffic worse; the daytime could mean hot temperatures inside the car if air conditioning isn't working or fails. Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY, 27 June 2022 Black Wall Street in downtown Orlando brings the community together for a free daytime block party and nighttime event. Patrick Connolly, Orlando Sentinel, 16 June 2022 Four federal law enforcement agencies and the Bridgeport Police Department have been working in an effort to stamp out gang violence since the daytime shooting outside the crowded courthouse. Hartford Courant, 8 June 2022 The carb-heavy daytime menu is where the restaurant excels. Cesar Hernandez, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of daytime

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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9 Aug 2022

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“Daytime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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

Kids Definition of daytime

: the period of daylight

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