night-night


night-night
night-night nursery talk, "good-night," 1896; form nighty-night is attested from 1876.

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  • night night — spoken phrase used for saying goodnight , especially to a child before they go to bed Thesaurus: words used by or to young childrenhyponym Main entry: night * * * night night (or nighty night) used by a …   Useful english dictionary

  • night-night — interj. /nuyt nuyt , nuyt /; adv. /nuyt nuyt /, interj. 1. Informal. good night. adv. 2. go night night, Baby Talk. to go to bed or to sleep. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • night-night — interj. /nuyt nuyt , nuyt /; adv. /nuyt nuyt /, interj. 1. Informal. good night. adv. 2. go night night, Baby Talk. to go to bed or to sleep. [1895 1900] …   Useful english dictionary

  • night-night — /naɪt ˈnaɪt/ (say nuyt nuyt) interjection (with children) good night. Also, nighty night …   Australian English dictionary

  • night night — interjection goodnight or good night …   Wiktionary

  • night night — spoken used for saying goodnight, especially to a child before they go to bed …   English dictionary

  • night night sleep tight don't let the bedbugs bite — sleep well, good night and sweet dreams …   English contemporary dictionary

  • night — be·night; fore·night; fort·night; night; night·ed; night·ery; night·ie; night·in·gale; night·less; night·man; night·mar·ish; sen·night; week·night; over·night·er; fort·night·ly; mid·night·ly; night·ly; night·mare; to·night; yes·ter·night;… …   English syllables

  • Night — (n[imac]t), n. [OE. night, niht, AS. neaht, niht; akin to D. nacht, OS. & OHG. naht, G. nacht, Icel. n[=o]tt, Sw. natt, Dan. nat, Goth. nahts, Lith. naktis, Russ. noche, W. nos, Ir. nochd, L. nox, noctis, Gr. ny x, nykto s, Skr. nakta, nakti.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Night after night — Night Night (n[imac]t), n. [OE. night, niht, AS. neaht, niht; akin to D. nacht, OS. & OHG. naht, G. nacht, Icel. n[=o]tt, Sw. natt, Dan. nat, Goth. nahts, Lith. naktis, Russ. noche, W. nos, Ir. nochd, L. nox, noctis, Gr. ny x, nykto s, Skr. nakta …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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