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nightly

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adjective night·ly \ˈnīt-lē\

Definition of nightly

  1. 1 :  happening, done, or used by night or every night

  2. 2 :  of or relating to the night or every night

Examples of nightly in a Sentence

  1. There were nightly attacks on the city.

  2. These clubs provide nightly entertainment.

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of nightly

before 12th century


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nightly

adverb night·ly

Definition of nightly

  1. :  every night; also :  at or by night

Examples of nightly in a Sentence

  1. She performs at the club nightly.

  2. The restaurant serves dinner nightly.

15th Century

First Known Use of nightly

15th century



NIGHTLY Defined for English Language Learners

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nightly

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adjective night·ly \ˈnīt-lē\

Definition of nightly for English Language Learners

  • : happening or done every night

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nightly

adverb night·ly

Definition of nightly for English Language Learners

  • : every night


NIGHTLY Defined for Kids

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nightly

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adjective night·ly \ˈnīt-lē\

Definition of nightly for Students

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


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nightly

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adverb night·ly

Definition of nightly for Students

  1. :  every night The band performs nightly.



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