daytime

[ dey-tahym ]
/ ˈdeɪˌtaɪm /

noun

the time between sunrise and sunset.

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. dayshell,
  2. dayside,
  3. daysman,
  4. dayspring,
  5. daystar,
  6. dayton,
  7. daytona beach,
  8. daywear,
  9. daywork,
  10. daze

Compare nighttime.

Origin of daytime

First recorded in 1525–35; day + time

Related formspre·day·time, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for daytime

daytime

/ (ˈdeɪˌtaɪm) /

noun

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

daytime

n.

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

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