midnight

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noun mid·night \ ˈmid-ˌnīt \

Definition of midnight

1 :the middle of the night; specifically :12 o'clock at night
2 :deep or extended darkness or gloom

midnight

adjective

midnightly

adverb or adjective

Examples of midnight in a Sentence

  1. Her parents wanted her home before midnight.

  2. It was 12 midnight when we arrived home.

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First Known Use of midnight

before 12th century



MIDNIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

midnight

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noun

Definition of midnight for English Language Learners

  • : the middle of the night : 12 o'clock at night


MIDNIGHT Defined for Kids

midnight

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noun mid·night \ ˈmid-ˌnīt \

Definition of midnight for Students

:twelve o'clock at night

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