[ nahyt-lee ]
/ ˈnaɪt li /


coming or occurring each night: his nightly walk to the newsstand.
coming, occurring, appearing, or active at night: nightly revels.
of, relating to, or characteristic of night: the nightly gloom before a storm.


on every night: performances given nightly.
at or by night: an animal that is seen nightly.

Origin of nightly

before 900; Middle English; Old English nihtlīc. See night, -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for nightly

/ (ˈnaɪtlɪ) /


happening or relating to each night
happening at night


at night or each night
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