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bedtime

[ bed-tahym ]
/ ˈbɛdˌtaɪm /
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noun
the time at which a person usually goes to bed: It's past my bedtime.
the time at which a person goes to bed on a particular night: I have to get up early tomorrow so bedtime tonight will be 9 o'clock.
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Origin of bedtime

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at bed, time
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British Dictionary definitions for bedtime

bedtime
/ (ˈbɛdˌtaɪm) /

noun
  1. the time when one usually goes to bed
  2. (as modifier)a bedtime story
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