tonite

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English tōniht.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

tonite (uncountable)

  1. (US, informal, entertainment industry) Alternative spelling of tonight.
Usage notes[edit]

Tonite is often used in advertising in the entertainment industry in the United States, for example on signs outside theaters displaying the evening's performances. Tonight is almost always used in most other contexts such as academia, politics, news media, etc.

Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Latin tonare to thunder.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

tonite (uncountable)

  1. An explosive compound; a preparation of guncotton.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

tonite

  1. vocative masculine singular of tonitus