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nightlong

[adj. nahyt-lawng, -long; adv. nahyt-lawng, -long] /adj. ˈnaɪtˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ; adv. ˈnaɪtˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋ/
adjective
1.
lasting all night:
a nightlong snowfall.
adverb
2.
through the entire night:
They typed nightlong to finish the reports.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English nihtlang (adv.) for the space of a night. See night, long1
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  • He's recorded so many of these unconscious stirrings that they now seem to him to map out a nightlong dance.
  • It only takes one flat tire on the highway to launch the film's nightlong series of adventures.
British Dictionary definitions for nightlong

nightlong

/ˈnaɪtˌlɒŋ/
adjective, adverb
1.
throughout the night
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Word Origin and History for nightlong
adj.

Old English nihtlang; see night + -long.

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