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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Her appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards tonight marks her first award show attendance since the 2021 Grammys. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 Aug. 2022 Maybe with enough time to catch the end of tonight’s season premiere of The Bachelorette. Bon Appétit Contributor, Bon Appétit, 12 Aug. 2022 Nick Pivetta will get the start for the Sox tonight, still in search of his first win of the season. Andrew Mahoney, BostonGlobe.com, 13 May 2022 The 64th Annual Grammy Awards air live tonight, April 3, on CBS. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 3 Apr. 2022 The father’s story, King Richard starring Will Smith, is up for several Oscars tonight. Isabel Lord, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2022 Slippery roads and at least 1-2 inches of snow are in the forecast tonight through Saturday, as the region is hit by a larger weather system. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 11 Mar. 2022 In good news for Cleveland, Lauri Markkanen will be back in the lineup tonight after missing the last 11 games with a high-ankle sprain. Ashley Bastock, cleveland, 24 Feb. 2022 The Storm Prediction Center said that a warm front is expected to drift onshore from the Gulf tonight and allow warmer air to drift inland. Leigh Morgan, al, 8 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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“Tonight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tonight. Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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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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