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



Definition of nightly (Entry 2 of 2)

: every night also : at or by night

Synonyms & Antonyms for nightly

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The nightly closures will last until Saturday, July 17. Chloe Bennett, Dallas News, 13 July 2021 Part of Murgatroyd's treatment involves a new nightly routine of two different injections. Breanna Bell,, 28 June 2022 Here, 17 of the best retinol creams to shop now and add to your nightly routine. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, 24 June 2022 In fact, Dallas was the most affordable destination for July 4 with nightly hotel rates coming in at only $133, according to Priceline. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 17 June 2022 The campaign also doled out $1,752 at the five-star Hotel La Maison Champs-Elysées in Paris, France, where nightly rooms run from around $1,000 and $1,200 per night. Joe Schoffstall, Fox News, 7 June 2022 Jem McAdams, a volunteer who runs the mobile shower program at Bread of Life, said people who came for the nightly meals were not taken by surprise because they were told weeks in advance that the mission was closing at the end of May. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 June 2022 Soon darkness fell and the stars put on their nightly show. Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2022 The festival will take place over four days happening in the heart of Music City, all being organized by CMA, with nightly concerts at the Nissan Stadium. Allyson Portee, Forbes, 5 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Concerts are three times nightly from July 14 through Nov. 14 and included with regular Epcot admission. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 30 June 2022 The carnival will be open nightly through Saturday. Dylan Slagle, Baltimore Sun, 23 June 2022 The disaster ignited widespread anger in Abadan, where residents alleging government negligence gathered nightly at the site of the collapse to shout slogans against the Islamic Republic. Isabel Debre,, 31 May 2022 Lamaii happens to be quiet during a Sunday dinner; it should be filled nightly with local and visiting wine geeks coming from anywhere in the city. Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2022 This all-inclusive, adults-only resort features a casino nightly from 7:00 pm until 2:00 am as well as a spa, fitness center, and optional excursions for guests. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 8 June 2022 As with all CeraVe products, this nightly facial moisturizer also uses innovative MVE Technology. The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 June 2022 Featuring performances from the #DREAMCAST and beats nightly by DJ Naka. Mary Colurso |, al, 1 June 2022 Construction officials said one challenge during the demolition had been relocating the roughly 20 homeless people who returned nightly to the complex’s buildings, vacant since 2015. New York Times, 17 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of nightly


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


15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Nightly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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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



Kids Definition of nightly (Entry 2 of 2)

: every night The band performs nightly.

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