[adjective nahyt-lawng, -long; adverb nahyt-lawng, -long]
- lasting all night: a nightlong snowfall.
- through the entire night: They typed nightlong to finish the reports.
Origin of nightlong
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Examples from the Web for nightlong
What astonishment that such beauty urges me into bed for a nightlong sweaty roll in tangled sheets.Our Doomed Love Affair with Summer
P. J. O’Rourke
August 30, 2014
Then, almost imperceptibly, the frogs begin their nightlong din.The Sea and the Jungle
H. M. Tomlinson
Nightlong did Wur watch over her, and the maid dreamed in sorrow, to wake weeping.
Nightlong had she Roseheart is Troubledseen the vision of Flame, in whose eyes like the sea lay her white body floating.
- throughout the night
Word Origin and History for nightlong
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