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nightlong

[ adjective nahyt-lawng, -long; adverb nahyt-lawng, -long ]
/ adjective ˈnaɪtˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ; adverb ˈnaɪtˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋ /
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adjective
lasting all night: a nightlong snowfall.
adverb
through the entire night: Volunteer sandbag crews worked nightlong to stem the floodwaters.
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Origin of nightlong

First recorded before 1000; Middle English; Old English nihtlang (adverb) “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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