nighttime

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From Middle English nyght tyme, equivalent to night +‎ time. Compare Dutch nachttijd, German Nachtzeit, Danish nattetid, Swedish nattetid.

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nighttime (countable and uncountable, plural nighttimes)

  1. The hours of darkness between sunset and sunrise; the night.

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nighttime (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to nighttime; appropriate to the night.
  2. Happening during the night.

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  • (pertaining to nighttime): night
  • (happening during the night): night

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