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The time between sunset and sunrise.
Occurring in or appropriate for use during the night: nighttime activities; nighttime attire.



the time between evening and morning.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nighttime - the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outsidenighttime - the time after sunset and before sunrise while it is dark outside
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
24-hour interval, day, mean solar day, solar day, twenty-four hour period, twenty-four hours - time for Earth to make a complete rotation on its axis; "two days later they left"; "they put on two performances every day"; "there are 30,000 passengers per day"
weeknight - any night of the week except Saturday or Sunday
evening - the early part of night (from dinner until bedtime) spent in a special way; "an evening at the opera"
late-night hour - the latter part of night
midnight - 12 o'clock at night; the middle of the night; "young children should not be allowed to stay up until midnight"
small hours - the hours just after midnight
lights-out - a prescribed bedtime
wedding night - the night after the wedding when bride and groom sleep together


The period of time between sunset and sunrise:


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He accused him of being a nuisance to men by crowing in the nighttime and not permitting them to sleep.
Evading the guards, in the nighttime while all were asleep, he blew the Pertonwaithe palace into atoms.
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and charged with breaking and entering into a building in the nighttime for a felony, trespassing, resisting arrested, three counts of receiving stolen property valued under $250 and a person under 21 possessing alcohol.
However, ingenie does not believe that restricting young drivers and imposing nighttime curfews is the best way to approach the problem.
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