nightlong

[ adjective nahyt-lawng, -long; adverb nahyt-lawng, -long ]
/ adjective ˈnaɪtˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ; adverb ˈnaɪtˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋ /

adjective

lasting all night: a nightlong snowfall.

adverb

through the entire night: They typed nightlong to finish the reports.

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Origin of nightlong

before 1000; Middle English; Old English nihtlang (adv.) for the space of a night. See night, long1
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British Dictionary definitions for nightlong

nightlong
/ (ˈnaɪtˌlɒŋ) /

adjective, adverb

throughout the night
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