day·​time ˈdā-ˌtīm How to pronounce daytime (audio)
often attributive
: the time during which there is daylight

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 the daytime, Club Alabam was a hub of hardworking hoofers and musicians rehearsing for the nightly show. Kevinisha Walker, Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2024 Typically, a solar eclipse occurs in the daytime and happens when the moon blocks the sun's light, leading to a period of partial or full darkness on Earth. USA TODAY, 16 Feb. 2024 The equinox happens twice a year in the fall and spring when there is approximately an equal amount of daytime and nighttime, according to the weather service. Jacqueline Pinedo, Sacramento Bee, 14 Feb. 2024 In the daytime, when Moore was snapped wearing an oversized wool coat and slacks, or wide leg jeans and a graphic tee, her chihuahua was tucked casually into a sleek black sling. Leah Dolan, CNN, 2 Feb. 2024 Total daytime snow accumulation of around an inch is possible. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 19 Jan. 2024 Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Katie Wiseman, The Indianapolis Star, 13 Jan. 2024 However, the future of our grid is still clear: abundant daytime solar, with more expensive wind, nuclear and energy storage in the evening. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 11 Jan. 2024 The real impacts on plants could be much larger, as daytime pollinators are also known to suffer reduced smell capacity around certain pollutant sources, like diesel exhaust. Popular Science, 8 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Daytime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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day·​time ˈdā-ˌtīm How to pronounce daytime (audio)
: the period of daylight

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