the time between sunrise and sunset.


occurring, done, presented, etc., during the day: daytime television.

Compare nighttime.

Origin of daytime

First recorded in 1525–35; day + time
Related formspre·day·time, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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the time between dawn and dusk; the day as distinct from evening or night
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Word Origin and History for daytime

1530s, from day + time (n.).

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