tonight

adverb
to·​night | \ tə-ˈnīt How to pronounce tonight (audio) \

Definition of tonight

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: on this present night or the night following this present day will do it tonight

tonight

noun

Definition of tonight (Entry 2 of 2)

: the present night or the night following this present day

Examples of tonight in a Sentence

Adverb

This afternoon I'm busy, but tonight I'm free.

Noun

Tonight's party should be fun. He is staying until tonight.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

After months of waiting, Succession returns for Season 2 tonight on HBO. Carrie Wittmer, Harper's BAZAAR, "Succession Season 1: What You Need to Remember Before the New Season," 11 Aug. 2019 Maybe the nuns were right after all. -- Poor lil guy -- Round 2 tonight at @hollywoodbowl. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Cyndi Lauper Powers Through Buzzed-About Performance at the Hollywood Bowl," 13 July 2019 Please join us at 8pm tonight at the Equality Hub, 1801 Reynolds Ave, to remember Denali Berries Stuckey, a transgender woman who was shot in North Charleston over the weekend. Susan Scutti, CNN, "North Charleston police investigate fatal shooting of transgender woman," 23 July 2019 The National Weather Service in Miami said storm coverage over South Florida could pick up starting late tonight and Tuesday and remain high through the rest of the week. Leigh Morgan, al.com, "Hurricane center watching disturbance near Florida, but will it develop?," 22 July 2019 VALLEY CENTER Sundowner tonight at local winery The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce hosts a sundowner from 5:30-7 p.m. tonight at the Triple B Winery, 15030 Vesper Road. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "North County Business Briefs, June 20," 20 June 2019 Join us for a live storytelling event at 7 p.m. tonight from Mount Mary University. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Live at 7 tonight: Watch our storytelling event on empowerment, 'Women and Power: A Right to be Heard'," 11 June 2019 The two-day Portland Track Festival gets underway at 6 p.m. tonight at Lewis & Clark College. oregonlive.com, "Jessica Hull will need help if the UO Ducks are to get a NCAA team trophy: Oregon track & field rundown," 8 June 2019 Each plate is currently available to bid on through the Dusty Rose Instagram page; in-person bidding will open at the Greenpoint, Brooklyn, store at 6:00 p.m. tonight. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "This Vintage Shop Is Transforming Unwanted Dinnerware Into Covetable Art Ahead of Earth Day," 19 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of tonight

Adverb

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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tonight

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of tonight

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: on this night or on the night following this day

tonight

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tonight (Entry 2 of 2)

: this night or the night following this day

tonight

adverb
to·​night | \ tə-ˈnīt How to pronounce tonight (audio) \

Kids Definition of tonight

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: on this present night or the night following this present day It's cold tonight.

tonight

noun

Kids Definition of tonight (Entry 2 of 2)

: the present or the coming night

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