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

Sprucing up your mattress every few months helps counteract the sweat and grime that builds up from seven or eight hours of nightly use. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Test Your Housekeeping Knowledge: How Gross Are Your Cleaning Habits?," 10 July 2018 For your early-rising edification, here are the nightly routines that make their mornings possible, sorted from earliest to latest wake-up time. 1. Lindsey Lanquist, SELF, "41 Morning People Share the Bedtime Routines That Help Them Wake Up So Early," 7 June 2018 Vapor trails in the sky, the nightly flicker of anti-aircraft fire; rumors of barges massing along the coast of Holland, Kriegsmarine minesweepers probing the Channel defenses. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Read an excerpt from Luna author Ian McDonald’s heartbreaking new time-travel romance," 31 Mar. 2018 Two cellphone videos of the shooting quickly spread on social media, leading to nightly protests during which nearly 200 people were arrested. Bloomberg.com, "No Charges in Alton Sterling's Fatal Shooting," 27 Mar. 2018 Night cream + retinol: Lortscher says that your nightly retinol application can come in the form of creams with over-the-counter retinol or a prescription retinoid, such as tretinoin. Adam Hurly, GQ, "How to Fix Your Dehydrated Skin," 3 July 2018 For nine days, a crowd of relatives and friends have held a nightly vigil near the entrance. J. Weston Phippen, Outside Online, "The Thai Soccer Team Trapped in a Cave Was Found Alive," 2 July 2018 WorkCamp participants attend morning Mass, go to confession and listen to nightly presentations about Catholicism and how to serve their neighbors. Hannah Natanson, Washington Post, "Toting power saws and peanut butter sandwiches, teens rehab run-down homes," 29 June 2018 There’s the nightly defeat of stopping for a hotel room, because no human being can drive all the time. Caille Millner, SFChronicle.com, "All-American road trip — by train," 28 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

The original music will be performed nightly by Chicago blues musician Melody Angel. Kerry Reid, chicagotribune.com, "Summer theater 2018: Our top 25 shows to see," 23 May 2018 The first step was writing the book, dictating the manuscript into her phone nightly for three months. Kristin E. Holmes, Philly.com, "An absent mother, a badly burned daughter, and a bond forged in a Germantown house fire," 12 May 2018 Como, the once maniacal, me-hating escape artist, settled into a serene and even affectionate middle age, his morning bed visits and metronomic tail wags for food and walks and nightly treats a steady backbeat to our empty-nest life. Steven Winn, SFChronicle.com, "A loving family remembers the zeitgeist of Como the dog," 2 July 2018 Average nightly rates for hotels with more than 200 rooms were $342 to $349 in April, up more than 5% from the same period last year, according to CBRE. Roger Vincent, latimes.com, "Sprawling casita-style resort being built in Coachella near music festival venues," 28 June 2018 Daily chats, screenplay readings, industry meet and greets, filmmaker talk-backs and Q&As, musical performances and nightly after parties. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Summer festivals guide 2018," 21 June 2018 Unlike its clubby neighbors, Sheba’s nightly live music requires no cover or drink minimums. Shakirah Simley, Bon Appetit, "The Harlem of the West: What’s to Become of The Fillmore?," 6 June 2018 The low esteem in which Springsteen’s 1990s output without the E Street Band is held by his otherwise intensely loyal fan base – and, seemingly, the artist himself – is demonstrated nightly by his Springsteen on Broadway set list. Dan Deluca, Philly.com, "Revisiting the Bruce Springsteen albums nobody likes," 18 May 2018 For as long as her daughter Jennifer can remember, Leticia Stegall has recited nightly prayers with her in Spanish, often at the girl's bedside. Rick Montgomery, kansascity, "Deported by ICE, Blue Line manager still runs hockey bar, prays with family every day," 10 June 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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Phrases Related to nightly

on a nightly basis

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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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