[ nahyt-tahym ]
/ ˈnaɪtˌtaɪm /


the time between evening and morning.


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

Nearby words

  1. nightside,
  2. nightspot,
  3. nightstand,
  4. nightstick,
  5. nighttide,
  6. nightwalker,
  7. nightwear,
  8. nighty,
  9. nighty-night,
  10. nigiri

Compare daytime.

Origin of nighttime

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at night, time Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for nighttime

Word Origin and History for nighttime



also night-time, c.1400, from night + time (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper