nightly (adj.) O.E. nihtlic "nocturnal, of the night, at night;" see NIGHT (Cf. night) + -LY (Cf. -ly) (1). As an adverb, M.E. nihtlich, from the adjective.

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  • nightly — [adj/adv] each evening; after dark at night, by night, every night, in the night, night after night, nights, nighttime, nocturnal, nocturnally; concepts 541,799,801 Ant. daily …   New thesaurus

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  • nightly — /nuyt lee/, adj. 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. adv. 4 …   Universalium

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