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 (nīt′lông′, -lŏng′)
Lasting through the night.
Through the night; all night.
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adj, adv
throughout the night
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(adj. ˈnaɪtˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ; adv. ˈnaɪtˈlɔŋ, -ˈlɒŋ)

1. lasting all night.
2. through the entire night.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English nihtlang (adv.) for the space of a night]
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Adj.1.nightlong - lasting, open, or operating through the whole night; "a nightlong vigil"; "an all-night drugstore"; "an overnight trip"
long - primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long"
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[ˈnaɪtlɒŋ] ADJde toda la noche, que dura toda la noche
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