nighttime

noun, often attributive night·time \ ˈnīt-ˌtīm \
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of nighttime

: the time from dusk to dawn

Examples of nighttime in a Sentence

  1. The animal hunts in the nighttime.

  2. before electricity, gas lamps were used for illumination during the nighttime

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First Known Use of nighttime

14th century

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NIGHTTIME Defined for English Language Learners

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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

nighttime

noun night·time \ ˈnīt-ˌtīm \

Definition of nighttime for Students

: night 1

Law Dictionary

nighttime

noun night·time

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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