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nightly

adjective night·ly \ ˈnīt-lē \
|Updated on: 6 Jul 2018

Definition of nightly

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

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First Known Use of nightly

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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nightly Synonyms

Synonyms

night, nighttime, nocturnal;

Antonyms

daily, diurnal;

Near Antonyms

noon;

Related Words

late;

midnight, overnight;


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nightly

adverb

Definition of nightly

: 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.

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First Known Use of nightly

15th century

in the meaning defined above

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NIGHTLY Defined for English Language Learners

nightly

Definition of nightly for English Language Learners

  • : happening or done every night


nightly

Definition of nightly for English Language Learners

  • : every night


NIGHTLY Defined for Kids

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nightly

adjective night·ly \ ˈnīt-lē \

Definition of nightly for Students

: happening or done at night or every night
  • a nightly newscast

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nightly

adverb

Definition of nightly for Students

: every night
  • The band performs nightly.


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