Definition of nighttime
: the time from dusk to dawn
Examples of nighttime in a Sentence
The animal hunts in the nighttime.
before electricity, gas lamps were used for illumination during the nighttime
Recent Examples of nighttime from the Web
However, Vava's camera makes use of my car's headlights more in nighttime footage than Garmin's camera does, thus producing slightly brighter footage in the dark.
In the face of massive protests, Landrieu was forced to resort to both heavy police presence and unannounced nighttime removal to get the statues down.
Those with sensitive skin should opt for small doses during nighttime only since inflammation and irritation can be side effects.
Trail use has been limited to dawn-to-dusk hours to discourage illegal nighttime loitering in parks, Kines said.
Their walker prototype includes lighting for nighttime walks and a GPS tracker for dementia patients who might get lost.
Here's why drinking this at nighttime is better for you than counting sheep.
Some 50,000 or so fans will pack into Nissan Stadium for the nighttime shows during the CMA Music Festival June 8-11 for concerts headlined by Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line and Brad Paisley.
Homeless people who have turned to the Sacramento County courthouse grounds for nighttime shelter found themselves on the sidewalk Monday evening as the California Highway Patrol cracked down on illegal camping.
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First Known Use of nighttime
NIGHTTIME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nighttime for English Language Learners
: the time of darkness between one day and the next : the time of day when no light from the sun can be seen
NIGHTTIME Defined for Kids
Legal Definition of nighttime
1 : the time from dusk to dawn
2 : a statutorily set period usually beginning shortly after dusk and ending shortly after dawn
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