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[burth-nahyt] /ˈbɜrθˌnaɪt/
the night of a person's birth, especially a birthday celebration for royalty.
the anniversary of such a date.
the celebration of a royal birthday.
Origin of birthnight
First recorded in 1620-30; birth + night Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • We three were of the birthnight party—Eldershawe, Chris, and me.

    His Grace of Osmonde Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • "The hero of a birthnight is no more to be denied than the King himself," she said, turning for a last smile at her court.

    Sir Christopher Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • It was night at Boston, the birthnight of one of the leading events in the history of the world.

  • This was my first entrance into fashionable life at one of Madame Bodisco's birthnight balls.

    A Portrait of Old George Town Grace Dunlop Ecker
  • How gladly would I have recompensed the forester who lit up a brake on my birthnight, which else had warmed him half the winter!

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems Walter Savage Landor
  • He had been unexpectedly startled on Ruth's birthnight by a vague something in Kemp's eyes.

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