nighttime

noun, often attributive
night·​time | \ ˈnīt-ˌtīm \

Definition of nighttime

: the time from dusk to dawn

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Synonyms & Antonyms for nighttime

Synonyms

dark, darkness, night

Antonyms

day, daytime

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Examples of nighttime in a Sentence

The animal hunts in the nighttime. before electricity, gas lamps were used for illumination during the nighttime

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Or finish your nighttime cleansing process with a toning water spray. Alina Dizik, Woman's Day, "Fight Signs of Aging While You Sleep," 10 Sep. 2012 This approach is perfect for transitioning from daytime to nighttime. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "5 Restaurant Design Trends Making Their Way Into Your Home Now," 17 Aug. 2018 Or ended with a long nighttime walk—also in the sun. Daniela Hernandez, WSJ, "Did Your Thanksgiving Include T-Rex and Chewbacca Costumes? Antarctica’s Did.," 25 Nov. 2018 The Air Canada incident led the FAA to issue new rules for the airport covering nighttime landings when one of the runways is closed and better late-night control-tower staffing. David Koenig, The Seattle Times, "NTSB faults Air Canada pilots for last year’s near disaster," 25 Sep. 2018 In this episode of Go To Bed With Me, the style blogger and Youtuber walks us through her extensive nighttime skin routine. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Watch Ashley Brooke's Nighttime Skincare Routine," 5 Sep. 2018 At nighttime, the outer tunnels cool more quickly than the inside, so the flow reverses. Helen Czerski, WSJ, "Ventilation Tips From the Animal Kingdom," 1 Aug. 2018 Fred's House was also the congregation site for nighttime capture the flag. Georgina Schaeffer, Town & Country, "Be Our Guest," 9 Sep. 2013 That will involve an updated Do Not Disturb function for nighttime and other scenarios, allowing users to set a time limit for the function that will suppress push notifications for a period of time. Dan Rys, Billboard, "Stream Apple's WWDC 2018 Keynote Presentation Here," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of nighttime

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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nighttime

noun

English Language Learners Definition of nighttime

: the time of darkness between one day and the next : the time of day when no light from the sun can be seen

nighttime

noun
night·​time | \ ˈnīt-ˌtīm \

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nighttime

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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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