nighttime

[ nahyt-tahym ]
/ ˈnaɪtˌtaɪm /

noun

the time between evening and morning.

adjective

occurring, done, presented, etc., during the night, especially the hours before midnight.
Compare daytime.

Origin of nighttime

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at night, time
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British Dictionary definitions for night-time

night-time


noun

  1. the time from sunset to sunrise; night as distinct from day
  2. (as modifier)a night-time prowler
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