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[adjective nahyt-lawng, -long; adverb nahyt-lawng, -long] /adjective ˈnaɪtˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ; adverb ˈnaɪtˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋ/
lasting all night:
a nightlong snowfall.
through the entire night:
They typed nightlong to finish the reports.
Origin of nightlong
before 1000; Middle English; Old English nihtlang (adv.) for the space of a night. See night, long1 Unabridged
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  • nightlong did Wur watch over her, and the maid dreamed in sorrow, to wake weeping.

    The Stars in the Pool Edna Kingsley Wallace
  • Then, almost imperceptibly, the frogs begin their nightlong din.

    The Sea and the Jungle H. M. Tomlinson
  • nightlong had she Roseheart is Troubledseen the vision of Flame, in whose eyes like the sea lay her white body floating.

    The Stars in the Pool Edna Kingsley Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for nightlong


adjective, adverb
throughout the night
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for nightlong

Old English nihtlang; see night + -long.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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