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nighttime

[ nahyt-tahym ]
/ ˈnaɪtˌtaɪm /
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noun

the time between evening and morning.

adjective

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

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Origin of nighttime

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at night, time
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British Dictionary definitions for nighttime

night-time

noun

  1. the time from sunset to sunrise; night as distinct from day
  2. (as modifier)a night-time prowler
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