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nighttime

[nahyt-tahym] /ˈnaɪtˌtaɪm/
noun
1.
the time between evening and morning.
adjective
2.
occurring, done, presented, etc., during the night, especially the hours before midnight.
Compare daytime.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see night, time
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British Dictionary definitions for night-time

night-time

noun
1.
  1. the time from sunset to sunrise; night as distinct from day
  2. (as modifier): a night-time prowler
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Word Origin and History for night-time

nighttime

n.

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

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