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midnight

[ mid-nahyt ]
/ ˈmɪdˌnaɪt /
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noun
the middle of the night; twelve o'clock at night.
adjective
of or relating to midnight.
resembling midnight, as in darkness.
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Idioms about midnight

    burn the midnight oil, to study or work far into the night: After months of burning the midnight oil, he really needed a vacation.

Origin of midnight

before 900; Middle English; Old English midniht.See mid-, night

OTHER WORDS FROM midnight

midnightly, adjective, adverbpost·mid·night, adjectivepre·mid·night, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for midnight

midnight
/ (ˈmɪdˌnaɪt) /

noun
  1. the middle of the night; 12 o'clock at night
  2. (as modifier)the midnight hour
burn the midnight oil to work or study late into the night

Derived forms of midnight

midnightly, adjective, adverb
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