late night

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noun (1)

: a night when a person stays awake until a late hour
We're tired today because we had a late night last night.


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: happening or appearing late at night
late-night television

late night

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noun (2)

: a night in which one stays up late
I had a late night last night.

Example Sentences

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Chuck Richards was a staple of late-night Baltimore radio 65 years ago. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 7 Mar. 2023 Comedian and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel is returning as host. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, 6 Mar. 2023 Earlier this year, Jimmy Kimmel celebrated the 20th anniversary of his late-night talk show by having three of the guests who appeared on the very first episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live return: George Clooney, Snoop Dogg and Coldplay. Lane Florsheim, WSJ, 6 Mar. 2023 Despite Trump’s high-profile efforts to discredit DeSantis, the Emmy-winning late-night host cautioned Americans against viewing DeSantis only in comparison to Trump as both men vie for the Republican presidential nomination. Christi Carrasstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 6 Mar. 2023 The event was finished off with late-night snacks including truffle mac and cheese bites and mini corn dogs. Emily Strohm, Peoplemag, 6 Mar. 2023 As a writer on a late-night comedy show, Sally Milz is no stranger to meeting the celebrities who serve as guest hosts each week. The Editors, Town & Country, 4 Mar. 2023 Material that has been done to death by 50 late-night comics and other comedians who got their new specials out earlier. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Mar. 2023 But the comedian and late-night host is very happy that a certain someone may not attend the ceremony. Christian Holub,, 3 Mar. 2023
Other than those lovely sketch moments, the following stochastic famous-guy interactions ruled late night this week. Vulture, 17 Mar. 2023 The standby has been satisfying night owls' cravings with a big ol' late night slice since 1997. Brooke Viggiano, Chron, 12 Mar. 2023 Later that night, in addition to SXSW® pass holders, fans have the chance to transform their late night dining with an after hours food experience; Doritos®️ After Dark™ at Billboard House. Walaa Elsiddig, Billboard, 10 Mar. 2023 The segments also became fodder across the TV ecosystem, with late night hosts and even other journalists mocking them. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Mar. 2023 Thank you for the endless hugs, late night conversations about life, holding my hand when a loud noise scares me and laughing along with all of my bindi moments. Julie Tremaine, Peoplemag, 7 Mar. 2023 For all the times of late night studies, lack of sleep, sacrifice of enjoyment and parties, your reward is here. Alesandra Dubin, Woman's Day, 7 Mar. 2023 Indianapolis Symphony's new season:Star Wars, Beatles and masterworks Friday and Saturday are devoted to ComedySportz and late night shows, with workshops scheduled for Sundays, Mondays and some Tuesdays. The Indianapolis Star, 2 Mar. 2023 Jimmy Kimmel reacted to revelations that President Trump’s administration tried to convince his Disney bosses to censor his late night talk show in 2018. James Hibberd, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Late night.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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