nightly

adjective
night·​ly | \ ˈnīt-lē \

Definition of nightly

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : happening, done, or used by night or every night
2 : of or relating to the night or every night

nightly

adverb

Definition of nightly (Entry 2 of 2)

: every night also : at or by night

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Synonyms & Antonyms for nightly

Synonyms: Adjective

night, nighttime, nocturnal

Antonyms: Adjective

daily, diurnal

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Examples of nightly in a Sentence

Adjective

There were nightly attacks on the city. These clubs provide nightly entertainment.

Adverb

She performs at the club nightly. The restaurant serves dinner nightly.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

As a community concept, there’s no nightly rate associated with Harvest Hosts, just a reasonable $49-per-year subscription fee. Will Mcgough, Popular Mechanics, "How to RV Camp with Fewer Crowds and More Country," 8 Nov. 2018 According to the Associated Press, the 2017 festival drew more than 470,000 to its nightly concert series inside the Superdome and free workshops and entertainment at New Orleans’ convention center. Editors, USA TODAY, "Trump hosts Montana rally, Ronda Rousey makes history: 5 things you need to know Thursday," 5 July 2018 His one indulgence is a nightly dish of Blue Bunny pistachio almond ice cream. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Married table tennis legends aiming for gold," 19 June 2018 With a rolling pin and a lot of elbow grease, the home cooks of centuries past were able to deliver beautiful bowls of handmade pasta on a nightly basis. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "How to Make Homemade Pasta Without a Machine," 7 Jan. 2019 In Royal Oak, schoolteacher Beth Mayne said the magic of the nightly ritual at Beaumont helped her family and her daughter last year. Jennifer Levitz, WSJ, "Flash Mob With Flashlights Shines Holiday Cheer to Sick Children," 24 Dec. 2018 Temovarate is a topical steroid that can be mixed with olive oil and used as a nightly treatment to get severe flakes under control. Jessica Cruel, Teen Vogue, "Dandruff Scraping Videos Might Be the New Pimple Popping Videos," 23 July 2018 For parents, there’s the nightly stress of devising new ways to stage their elves. Katherine Bindley, WSJ, "The Tyranny of the Elf on the Shelf: Where to Put Him Tonight?," 12 Dec. 2018 The nightly event — which runs through Jan. 5 (closed Dec. 12, 24 and 25) — includes indoor faux-snowball play in the Snowmazium, carousel rides, and select zoo creatures taking center stage at the Alvord Broadleaf Theater each evening. Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "Holiday sights light up the night at Green Lake, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle and Tacoma zoos," 5 Dec. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

The crowd varies based on the show, but everyone is here for the nightly live music and the bottle beers. Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Things To Do in Austin," 4 Mar. 2018 The Late Late Show airs nightly at 12:37 a.m. ET/PT. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "Police Officer Tries to Pull Adam Levine and James Corden Over During Carpool Karaoke," 25 May 2018 Because of the discomfort of wearing a mask, hooked up to a noisy machine, many patients struggle to adapt to nightly use. Marshall Allen, Ars Technica, "You snooze, you lose: Insurers make the old adage literally true," 21 Nov. 2018 In addition to classes in math, science, history geography, and the arts, the five-year-old future King will be bringing home nightly reading assignments to work on at Kensington Palace. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Kate Middleton Was Spotted Back-to-School Shopping with Prince George and Princess Charlotte," 6 Sep. 2018 Again, bring it inside nightly to avoid evening dew. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Growing and drying herbs in summer is a great way to benefit your culinary world," 8 June 2018 Urasawa, Los Angeles This Japanese culinary shrine, with a sushi bar and just enough room for ten diners nightly, located in a shopping center off of Rodeo Drive, might be called the West Coast version of New York City's Masa. Fox News, "The best sushi restaurants in America," 23 Oct. 2015 However, what if your bed does that itself? Sleep Number's 360 smart mattresses can track your nightly sleeping patterns, make adjustments to their firmness and can adjust their temperatures. Fox News, "10 smart devices you never knew about before now," 12 Sep. 2018 With daily fieldwork and nightly lectures, participants bunk in ramshackle shelters and see as much bone-chilling wind and rain as skin-blistering sun reflected off endless mounds of snow. Scott Yorko, Popular Mechanics, "Back to Alaska: How a Legendary Glacier Adventure Almost Died When the World Needed It Most," 12 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of nightly

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nightly was before the 12th century

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More Definitions for nightly

nightly

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of nightly

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: happening or done every night

nightly

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of nightly (Entry 2 of 2)

: every night

nightly

adjective
night·​ly | \ ˈnīt-lē \

Kids Definition of nightly

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: happening or done at night or every night a nightly newscast

nightly

adverb

Kids Definition of nightly (Entry 2 of 2)

: every night The band performs nightly.

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