noun, often attributive
day·time | \ˈdā-ˌtīm \

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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All this is unfolding more than two years into a corporate power struggle that has featured as many twists as a daytime soap opera. Joe Flint, WSJ, "Once Allies, Two Media Chiefs Go to War Over the Future of CBS," 28 May 2018 Brandon has starred in Ring of Silence and appeared on the daytime soap opera General Hospital, but 13RW is his first big gig. 2. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "7 Things You Should Know About "13 Reasons Why" Season 2 Star Brandon Butler," 18 May 2018 Hartley spent many years working in daytime soaps before making the transition to primetime TV—a major career boost not just in terms of visibility, but acclaim. Emma Dibdin, Esquire, "Don't Confuse Justin Hartley With the Actor He Plays on TV," 14 Mar. 2018 Violations for parking in a street-sweeping zone during the daytime will still carry a $40 fine, and the vehicle will probably still be towed, officials said. Jaclyn Reiss,, "Drivers, beware: Boston parking ticket prices are going up, starting today," 2 July 2018 During the daytime, the wife drops him off at work. J.d. Gallop,, "Nearly half a dozen people have died in Walmart parking lots in Brevard County since 2015," 24 June 2018 Nixon, whose campaign has been a highlight reel of viral moments, was on ABC's daytime talk show The View on Thursday, June 21, when a question about the Trump administration's family separation crisis came up. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "Cynthia Nixon Made the Case for Abolishing ICE," 22 June 2018 Predictably, the usual street style stars like Kim Kardashian West and Emily Ratajkowski have been sporting the stretchy glute-huggers casually, out and about during the daytime. Alexandra Gurvitch, Vogue, "Can You Wear Bike Shorts to the Club?," 23 May 2018 Both incidents occurred during the daytime, according to Wilder. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Police seek to ID person who 'targeted' East Chicago home," 15 May 2018

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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 \

Kids Definition of daytime

: the period of daylight

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