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nightly

[nahyt-lee] /ˈnaɪt li/
adjective
1.
coming or occurring each night:
his nightly walk to the newsstand.
2.
coming, occurring, appearing, or active at night:
nightly revels.
3.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of night:
the nightly gloom before a storm.
adverb
4.
on every night:
performances given nightly.
5.
at or by night:
an animal that is seen nightly.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English nihtlīc. See night, -ly
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Examples for nightly
  • The critters dip into the nectar several times nightly.
  • They proceed to do so on a nightly basis for a good few weeks.
  • My choices are: rolling backpack, or nightly shoulder pain.
  • He plays jazz piano nightly, and the food is fantastic.
  • The performers also offer up verbal tidbits at the nightly press conference.
  • Pets are allowed to stay at this hotel for a nightly fee.
  • The lodge provides free nightly family-friendly entertainment.
  • The gunmetal-gray launches are revving their engines impatiently, itching to begin their nightly chase after smugglers.
  • The island is beautiful but the teams long nightly hours leave little or no time for enjoyment in paradise.
  • nightly live music-blues, folk, and contemporary local rock-attracts an eclectic crowd of all ages.
British Dictionary definitions for nightly

nightly

/ˈnaɪtlɪ/
adjective
1.
happening or relating to each night
2.
happening at night
adverb
3.
at night or each night
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Word Origin and History for nightly
adj.

Old English nihtlic "nocturnal, of the night, at night;" see night + -ly (1). As an adverb, Middle English nihtlich, from the adjective.

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