[ bed-tahym ]
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  1. the time at which a person usually goes to bed: It's past my bedtime.

  2. 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.

Origin of bedtime

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at bed, time

Words Nearby bedtime Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bedtime in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bedtime


/ (ˈbɛdˌtaɪm) /

    • the time when one usually goes to bed

    • (as modifier): a bedtime story

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