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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Synonyms & Antonyms for daytime


day, daylight


night, nighttime

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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.

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Then there are lifestyle factors such as daytime napping and shift work that can interrupt your body’s sleep-wake patterns, triggering or perpetuating insomnia, according to the NSF. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "How Much Sleep Do I Need?," 21 Mar. 2019 Kate looked gorgeous for the daytime occasion, wearing a pale blue dress with nude heels and a small clutch. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Wore a Pale Blue Dress to the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Charles's Investiture," 5 Mar. 2019 What was once the pinnacle of New England prep (and later a flashy sequins-for-daytime vibe courtesy of former creative director Jenna Lyons) now looks relatively indistinguishable from other casual American brands such as the Gap. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "J.Crew launched its newest brand 16 days ago. Now it’s closing.," 30 Nov. 2018 The Vendor Fair and all daytime activities are free (no tickets needed) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday to Saturday. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "6 Things You Should Know About Chip And Joanna Gaines's Magnolia Silobration," 17 Oct. 2018 This means that the daytime series, which premiered in September 2017, will have only run for two seasons. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "Kellie Pickler's Talk Show 'Pickler & Ben' Is Getting Cancelled and Fans Are Devastated," 13 Apr. 2019 And when Wendy was given her own daytime talk show in 2008, Kevin was made an executive producer. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "A Timeline of Wendy Williams and Her Soon-to-Be Ex-Husband Kevin Hunter's Relationship," 11 Apr. 2019 For the daytime event, Princess Eugenie went with a lovely cream tweed skater dress by Maje, according to Town & Country. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Eugenie Puts Her Spin on Kate Middleton's Royal Headband Trend," 22 Mar. 2019 For the weekend For daytime, pair an oversize white blouse with long black leggings. Glamour, "How to Wear a White Shirt Like a Fashion Person," 26 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of daytime

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of daytime

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


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

Kids Definition of daytime

: the period of daylight

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