nightly

adjective
night·​ly | \ ˈnīt-lē How to pronounce nightly (audio) \

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

Don't Forget The Lips: The final step in Palvin's nightly beauty routine is to apply lip balm. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch Barbara Palvin's Nighttime Skincare Routine," 28 Mar. 2019 The Bercy, named for a neighborhood in the 12th arrondissement of Paris, is open initially nightly for dinner; lunch, and brunch are on the way. Michael Klein, Philly.com, "The Bercy: French brasserie style comes to Ardmore," 27 Apr. 2018 Watch the rest of de Kok's routine above, and stay tuned until the end to learn about her nightly ritual with healing crystals and positive affirmations. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Victoria's Secret Model Roosmarijn de Kok's Nighttime Skincare Routine," 22 Jan. 2019 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

In downtown Bellevue, snow is in the forecast nightly at Snowflake Lane, along with live toy soldiers, Jingle Bell dancers, snow princesses, floats, music, lights and Santa. Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "All is bright on the Eastside with Garden d’Lights in Bellevue, Redmond Lights and more," 28 Nov. 2018 The site provides shelter nightly for up to 45 homeless people, plus meals, laundry, showers and van service to Laguna’s bus depot. Hannah Fry, latimes.com, "Legal settlement between Laguna Beach and ACLU details changes to be made at city homeless shelter," 7 June 2018 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

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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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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 How to pronounce nightly (audio) \

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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