nightly

1 of 2

adjective

night·​ly ˈnīt-lē How to pronounce nightly (audio)
1
: happening, done, or used by night or every night
2
: of or relating to the night or every night

nightly

2 of 2

adverb

: every night
also : at or by night

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.
Recent Examples on the Web
Adjective
As of early June, TFI Family Services experienced just two nightly stays in the past year and children in the care of KVC Behaviorial HealthCare — also known as KVC Kansas — spent 25 nights in offices. Laura Bauer, Kansas City Star, 5 July 2024 Over the past 10 years, the nightly ratings for the most coveted cohort of viewers, adults 18-49, have plummeted more than 80% across the Big Four networks. Anthony Crupi, Sportico.com, 5 July 2024
Adverb
The Orlando World Center also has nightly laser shows, an arcade, and a dedicated recreation team that makes sure kids stay busy every moment of their stay. Jamie Davis Smith, USA TODAY, 4 July 2024 Theater camp First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora will host an Intergenerational Theater Camp July 8-13, with children ages four to 11 attending rehearsals from 6 to 7 p.m. nightly, and those ages 12 and up rehearsing from 6 to 9 p.m. each night at the church, 439 E. Fifth Ave. Orlando Sentinel Staff, Orlando Sentinel, 3 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for nightly 

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

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

Adverb

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Nightly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nightly. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

nightly

adjective
night·​ly
ˈnīt-lē
1
: of or relating to the night or every night
2
: happening, done, or produced by night or every night
nightly adverb

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