nighttime

[ nahyt-tahym ]
/ ˈnaɪtˌtaɪm /

noun

the time between evening and morning.

adjective

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

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Word Origin and History for nighttime

nighttime

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper