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tonight

adverb to·night \ tə-ˈnīt \
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018

Definition of tonight

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

Examples of tonight in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of tonight

before 12th century

in the meaning defined above

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tonight

noun

Definition of tonight

: the present night or the night following this present day

Examples of tonight in a Sentence

  1. Tonight's party should be fun.

  2. He is staying until tonight.

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First Known Use of tonight

14th century

in the meaning defined above

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TONIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of tonight for English Language Learners

  • : on this night or on the night following this day


tonight

Definition of tonight for English Language Learners

  • : this night or the night following this day


TONIGHT Defined for Kids

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tonight

adverb to·night \ tə-ˈnīt \

Definition of tonight for Students

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

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tonight

noun

Definition of tonight for Students

: the present or the coming night


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