nightlong

adjective
night·​long | \ ˈnīt-ˌlȯŋ How to pronounce nightlong (audio) \

Definition of nightlong

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: lasting the whole night nightlong festivities

nightlong

adverb
night·​long | \ ˈnīt-ˈlȯŋ How to pronounce nightlong (audio) \

Definition of nightlong (Entry 2 of 2)

: through the whole night

Examples of nightlong in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective In the movie, written and directed by Levinson, a filmmaker named Malcolm (Washington) and his girlfriend, Marie (Zendaya), get into a nightlong argument after his movie premiere. New York Times, "Zendaya on ‘Malcolm & Marie’ and That Toxic Relationship," 21 Feb. 2021 After a nightlong struggle, contractors resorted to a diamond cutter to slice through a metal base securing his statue to a pedestal that towers more than 100 feet over a downtown square along Calhoun Street. BostonGlobe.com, "Alabama history agency admits perpetuating systemic racism," 24 June 2020 After a nightlong struggle to dislodge it, city crews were still working after daybreak to lift the statue from a pedestal that towers over a downtown square along Calhoun Street. Meg Kinnard, The Christian Science Monitor, "Another Southern statue removed: John C. Calhoun," 24 June 2020 In 2012, a mob armed with guns and grenades launched a fiery nightlong attack on a US diplomatic outpost and a CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, killing US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. BostonGlobe.com, "In 1789, Alexander Hamilton was appointed the first US Secretary of the Treasury.," 11 Sep. 2019 In 2012, a mob armed with guns and grenades launched a fiery nightlong attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost and a CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, killing U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. orlandosentinel.com, "Today in history: September 11," 11 Sep. 2019 In January, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Italian authorities had failed to provide adequate legal assistance during Ms. Knox’s initial, nightlong interrogation in 2007. Mariel Padilla, New York Times, "Amanda Knox Returns to Italy for First Time Since Her Acquittal," 13 June 2019 The heads of European Union governments endorsed the idea, which many had recently dismissed as xenophobic and inhumane, after nightlong negotiations that endorsed a tougher approach promoted by anti-immigrant governments in Italy and Austria. Bojan Pancevski, WSJ, "EU’s Migrant Deal Reflects Ascendance of Nativist Parties," 29 June 2018 This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown guests as a murder suspect who’s the subject of a nightlong interrogation. Ellen Gray, Philly.com, "TV picks: 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' 'The Last O.G.,' 'The Crossing' and more," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of nightlong

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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3 Mar 2021

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“Nightlong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nightlong. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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