night·​dress ˈnīt-ˌdres How to pronounce nightdress (audio)

Examples of nightdress in a Sentence

bought a long nightdress for the cold winter months ahead
Recent Examples on the Web This modest short-sleeve nightdress features wide arm and neck holes for a comfortably loose fit. Erica Reagle, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 June 2023 At one point her face and arms get covered in black fluid; at another her white nightdress turns to black and her escorts appear in long white outfits., 14 May 2021 Constructed in 1874, this marble monument shows her in a flowing nightdress. Erin Thompson, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Dec. 2020 Michael Fagan, the man who broke into the monarch's Buckingham Palace bedroom (as depicted in episode five) apparently recalls seeing Her Majesty in a Liberty print nightdress. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, 24 Nov. 2020 And most fragile and compelling of all: sitting in a high chair and wearing a nightdress, a monkey reaches out its hand to grasp the arm of the otherwise unseen person who is spoon-feeding it. Brian Dillon, The New Yorker, 27 Oct. 2019 That must've made the scenes in your nightdresses, sans corset, pretty fabulous. Jennifer Heyde, Marie Claire, 2 May 2014 One was of Mama, dead on her hospital bed, wearing a flowery nightdress and draped in a second flowery cloth, the oxygen tube still taped to her nostrils. Teju Cole, New York Times, 11 July 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of nightdress was in 1653

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“Nightdress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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