Definition of nightly in English:



  • 1Happening or done every night.

    ‘his nightly TV talk show’
    • ‘I am starting to think to deeply into the happenings of the nightly embraces.’
    • ‘So everybody celebrating their fortune and feeling nice, they getting interview on the radio, tv and in the newspaper and even supposed to go on some of the nightly talk shows.’
    • ‘The Minnesota governor hasn't even left office, but he's already close to a big bucks deal with MSNBC to host a nightly talk show.’
    • ‘What will probably happen is that enough people will be arrested that the nightly stories of mass riots will stop.’
    • ‘My nightly wallow has become such a ritual that I rarely miss it, regardless of where I am or at what time I get in - and if the water is anything less than piping hot, I'd rather go without.’
    • ‘The nightly bus to Matamoros would not roll through the depot nearest Balbina Duque's village until 9:15.’
    • ‘You won't see him on the nightly news, but he's fast becoming the face and symbol of the military's frustration with the news media's coverage of the war.’
    • ‘Finally tonight, our nightly tribute to our troops.’
    • ‘He needs regular blood transfusions and must endure a nightly cocktail of medication to keep going.’
    • ‘But if this one will be relying on old tactics like secret missions and nightly missile raids, I don't think much will be happening in secret.’
    • ‘I don't know if the nightly conferences help or hurt.’
    • ‘Muslims strive to break fast together and the nightly prayers ensue, which also illustrate such unity quite vividly.’
    • ‘Believe it or not, two of RTE's five most popular programmes are the nightly weather reports, while the Nine O'Clock News makes it to the top ten four times a week.’
    • ‘Their Chinese opponents were supported by powerful artillery and mortars, and adept in the continual nightly patrolling contest in no-man's land between the lines.’
    • ‘I never managed to figure out what caste was represented by $500,000 homes and nightly deliveries of doublemelt pizza.’
    • ‘It's not the nightly ritual that it used to be, say 20, 30 years ago.’
    • ‘But if you've got a penchant for a particular dancer, get there early so you can put your name on the list, as each dancer has a limited number of nightly performances.’
    • ‘Violence in America has actually been going down while the amount of time devoted to it on the nightly news and the concerns of viewers has been going up dramatically.’
    • ‘Originally the intention was to proceed with the nightly closure of the station from August 25, but the weight of public opposition to it put the proposal on hold.’
    every night, each night, night after night, night in, night out
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  • 2Happening, done, or existing in the night.

    ‘badgers in gardens on their regular nightly wanderings’
    • ‘In Waterford, this would mean that the basic city daily rate would climb to €5.50 while the nightly rate will stand at €7.’
    nocturnal, night-time, at night
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  • Every night.

    ‘the hotel features live music nightly’
    • ‘Practically all of the resort's twenty-four pubs provide live music nightly throughout the season.’
    • ‘To make the meal more authentic, it is accompanied by live Cajun music nightly.’
    • ‘With a capacity audience of 200, the venue will provide traditional music nightly with no cover charge, which will be followed by live bands.’
    • ‘A recent surge of activity on the previously run down premises has turned what was an eyesore into up-market style bars and a pub that has live entertainment nightly.’
    • ‘Public performances is a huge forte for these four guys, as their live show radiates with these talents nightly.’
    • ‘The kids on the street are raided nightly by thieves, rejected and despised by their highly conservative society.’
    • ‘He also employs a troubadour who comes and entertains the peasants nightly in the village square, singing, juggling, and telling stories.’
    • ‘During the wave of corporate crimes and bankruptcies occurring in 2001, 2002 he spoke nightly of these things.’
    • ‘For the past 12 weeks, the television world has been treated to the novel concept of inter-faith rivalries beamed into their homes nightly.’
    • ‘The show is a half-an-hour news program broadcast nightly.’
    • ‘The cage biting behaviour is totally new - the first time I'd ever seen him do it was last weekend, now it's happening nightly.’
    • ‘At those parties, which happen nightly, a Russian polka/rock band plays.’
    • ‘Even long-time residents don't realise how many events happen daily and nightly in this diverse, cosmopolitan city.’
    • ‘Even if it hadn't been, the bulk of the Allies' heavy bombers were still required nightly to pummel the Ruhr corridor, the powerhouse of Germany's manufacturing industry.’
    • ‘The performance will commence nightly at 8pm sharp.’
    • ‘To help prevent the spots, keep your nails in top form by moisturizing them nightly with lotion and limiting the amount of nail polish remover or harsh soaps you use.’
    • ‘My parents have told me that the real force that turned them and their peers against the war was the unedited, raw footage they were seeing nightly on the television.’
    • ‘The Hobbit runs nightly from January 4-8, plus matinees.’
    • ‘It runs nightly from Wednesday, March 19 to Saturday, March 22 at 8pm.’
    • ‘You know, when he announced to the world, to the American public, that he had lung cancer, of course, a lot of us watched nightly waiting to get some sort of update.’
    every night, each night, night after night, night in, night out
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