- the time between evening and morning.
- occurring, done, presented, etc., during the night, especially the hours before midnight.
Origin of nighttime
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Examples from the Web for night-time
Holmes: "To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."Is Sherlock Holmes a Good Detective?
January 26, 2014
Electricity has yet to be restored to downtown Tacloban and night-time shootings and ransacking have been reported in the area.Typhoon Haiyan Tacloban Leaders Calls on Rebels to Avoid Armed Violence
November 14, 2013
But the night-time raid on the flotilla was a harder PR battle.The Palestinians' Secret Weapon
June 17, 2010
Yet the voice of Plato would be pleasant to my ears, as music on the waters in the night-time.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Passed, like a gleam of lightning over the west in the night-time.
Somehow, I never like to go by here alone in the night-time.
When he read at night-time, he would hang his lamp on a nail at the head of the bed.The Fortune of the Rougons
And at night-time the little Tsar went to lie down and the tooth killed him.Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales
- the time from sunset to sunrise; night as distinct from day
- (as modifier)a night-time prowler
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Word Origin and History for night-time
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