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 Available for purchase for $108 through tonight, July 2, only, these headphones are a whopping $91.99 off their typical $199.99. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "You can score some serious savings on tech at Best Buy right now—shop our top picks," 2 July 2020 The event started at 7 p.m. tonight on Jill Scott’s Instagram live. Jeremy Hallock, Dallas News, "Erykah Badu and Jill Scott battle it out on Instagram Live," 10 May 2020 McConnell is aiming for a deal by late tonight so that staff can draft the measure Saturday in time for the vote to advance it on Sunday. Susan Ferrechio, Washington Examiner, "Pelosi demands increased unemployment insurance, Medicaid, and paid sick leave in stimulus deal," 20 Mar. 2020 Missing as little as 16 minutes tonight could harm your cognitive functioning tomorrow, since shifting sleep rhythms can slow or speed up our body’s internal clocks, which basically has the same effect as not getting enough sleep. Adam Popescu, New York Times, "How to Get More Sleep Tonight," 25 Mar. 2020 The middle of the night tonight will have the heaviest snow falling across the northern third of Ohio, including near Cleveland. Mark Torregrossa | Mtorregr@mlive.com, cleveland, "Snow storm taking aim at Ohio, timeline and what to expect," 12 Feb. 2020 The shower is set to peak overnight tonight from late Sunday, Dec. 22 into the morning hours of Monday, Dec. 23. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Ursid meteor shower peaks tonight: Times, where to see shootings stars," 22 Dec. 2019 The full list might take you up to first pitch tonight. Peter Dawson, Houston Chronicle, "Astros are heaviest World Series favorite in 12 years against Nationals, per oddsmakers," 22 Oct. 2019 The Geminid shower will be visible from the Northern Hemisphere late in the evening tonight, Friday, December 13, and before dawn tomorrow, Saturday, December 14. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "How to Watch the Incredible Annual Geminid Meteor Shower Tonight," 13 Dec. 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tonight. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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tonight

adverb
How to pronounce tonight (audio)

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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