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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  • IPA(key): /ˈnaɪtˌtaɪm/, [ˈnaɪʔtaɪm]

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nighttime (countable and uncountable, plural nighttimes)

  1. The hours of darkness between sunset and sunrise; the night.
    • 1996, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, volume 50, number 7, page 52:
      Smith Barney, for example, goes so far as to shift the hours during which taxi rides home are expensable as nighttime lengthens and shortens, says Moszkowski.

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nighttime (not comparable)

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

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