night·​gown | \ ˈnīt-ˌgau̇n How to pronounce nightgown (audio) \

Definition of nightgown

1 archaic : dressing gown
2 : a loose garment for wear in bed

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Examples of nightgown in a Sentence

decided to buy a flannel nightgown instead of pajamas
Recent Examples on the Web Tucked inside were a toothbrush, slippers, a nightgown. USA Today, "Heartbreak, prayer and mourning: US leads world in coronavirus deaths after deadliest week," 15 Apr. 2020 Ramona Singer posted a video and photos of her cleaning in a nightgown. Andrea Wurzburger,, "Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Wahlberg and More Celebs Who Won't Let Social Distancing Get in the Way of Posting Thirst Traps," 7 Apr. 2020 The thin straps are adjustable, too, adding to the comfort (and support) level of this nightgown. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Pajama Sets, Whether You're Staying With Your In-Laws or College Roommates," 26 Mar. 2020 Viewers also won't see Wendy's classic baby-blue nightgown onscreen. Lindsay Weinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Wendy' Costume Designer on What Inspired Her Modern Twist on Peter Pan," 27 Feb. 2020 Gone is Wendy’s signature blue nightgown and ribbons. Anne Cohen,, "Wendy Reveals A Dark Truth About The Peter Pan Story," 2 Mar. 2020 The new piece of evidence that led to Davis' freedom came about in 2014 when DNA test results revealed an unknown male DNA profile that was found on Hylton’s nightgown. Ella Torres, ABC News, "DNA helps free innocent California man who spent 15 years in prison for murder," 14 Feb. 2020 It’s hosted by Demi Burnett from Colton’s Bachelor season and Bachelor in Paradise, who gives some of the women lingerie, some of them shorts and tops, some retro nightgowns, and one a big muumuu. Lia Beck,, "The Bachelor Season 24, Episode 3 Recap: And You Thought Champagne-Gate Was Bad…," 21 Jan. 2020 The sleepwear line is the first for the designer and includes nightgowns, playsuits, robes, and separates across two feminine prints: a pink monogrammed pattern and a blue floral print. Vogue, "Dree Hemingway Invited Guests to Get Comfy at a Pajama Party for Emilia Wickstead’s New Sleepwear Line," 21 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of nightgown

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Nightgown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of nightgown

: a loose dress that is worn in bed especially by women and girls


night·​gown | \ ˈnīt-ˌgau̇n How to pronounce nightgown (audio) \

Kids Definition of nightgown

: a loose garment worn in bed

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