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

While Lina’s rape was only whispered about in her small town, Maggie’s exploitation plays out on the nightly news. Bryn Greenwood, Washington Post, "Lisa Taddeo’s ‘Three Women’ examines the way men’s actions shape female desire," 8 July 2019 The process plays out on a nightly basis, as the organization absorbs the reality of its loss. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "Andrew Heaney pays tribute to Tyler Skaggs in Angels’ loss to Astros," 6 July 2019 The incumbent president was formally announcing his re-election bid in front of 20,000 people, and neither MSNBC nor CNN deemed it newsworthy enough to interrupt its typical nightly lineup? Gary Abernathy, The Denver Post, "Commentary: Good journalism is gasping for air," 24 June 2019 Pets are welcomed with amenities and invited to socialize with other pups at the nightly wine reception. Gwen Pratesi, USA TODAY, "Traveling with a furry friend? Check out these pet-friendly road trips across the U.S.," 19 June 2019 Swalwell, 38, built a national profile with nightly cable TV hits bashing the president over the last two years. Casey Tolan, The Mercury News, "When it comes to jabbing @realDonaldTrump on Twitter, Buttigieg and Swalwell could not be more different," 13 June 2019 As president, Trump has routinely sought the counsel of various Fox News personalities, mulling over his various paranoid obsessions with Sean Hannity in near-nightly phone calls and patching Lou Dobbs into White House staff meetings. David Roth, The New Republic, "Making sense of Donald Trump's petulant reign," 12 June 2019 For a reliever like Kimbrel who relies so heavily on adrenaline, pitching at Wrigley Field is like getting a nightly boost of B12. David Haugh, chicagotribune.com, "Take a bow, Cubs meatballs. You helped bring Craig Kimbrel to Chicago.," 10 June 2019 With no computer or internet at home, Raegan Byrd's homework assignments present a nightly challenge: How much can she get done using just her smartphone? Michael Melia, courant.com, "‘Homework gap’ shows millions of students, including those in Hartford’s North End, lack home internet," 10 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

For 13 years, the two ships made nightly runs on the Sacramento River, carrying thousands during the summer months. Bill Van Niekerken, SFChronicle.com, "How twin SF-to-Sacramento steamships’ histories diverged in fantastic fashion," 10 July 2019 Running nightly through the Essence Festival’s three-day residency at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans (July 5-7), Jam Africa will showcase talent from East, West and South Africa. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Essence Festival 2019 Presents 'Jam Africa' Superlounge," 3 July 2019 Pride Week in New York is here, and that means countless nightly parties. Zachary Schwartz, Vogue, "Prabal Gurung Celebrated New York Pride With a Gorgeous Garden Party in Brooklyn," 27 June 2019 For visitors wanting just a peek at Disney spectacle, rooftop bar and restaurant the Fifth offers a prime spot for taking in Disneyland’s nightly fireworks. Jim Webster, Twin Cities, "In Orlando or Anaheim for a Disney vacation? Explore the cities beyond the gates, too," 29 June 2019 For visitors wanting just a peek at Disney spectacle, rooftop bar and restaurant the Fifth offers a prime spot for taking in Disneyland’s nightly fireworks. Noy Thrupkaew And Jim Webster, Houston Chronicle, "In Orlando or Anaheim for a Disney vacation? Explore the cities beyond the gates, too," 28 June 2019 Make the mental shift that time sleeping is important and restorative, and adjust your life to get adequate sleep – at least 7 hours nightly (research confirms less than 6 hours of sleep regularly is a health risk). NBC News, "Dr. Fernstrom: 7 ways women can boost their brainpower," 13 June 2019 Debuting just in time for summer, The Guild will cater to both leisure and business travelers, with nightly rates ranging from $250 to more than $400. Robert Benson/donny Cotten Photography, San Diego Union-Tribune, "$80M luxury hotel opens — in former downtown San Diego YMCA," 11 June 2019 The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel will close nightly for construction over the next month as part of its $21.6 million renovation. Emma Keith, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit-Windsor Tunnel to close nightly through June, July for renovations," 4 June 2019

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

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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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