Definition of tonight in English:


Syllabification: to·night
Pronunciation: /təˈnīt


  • On the present or approaching evening or night: are you doing anything tonight?
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    • I am going out on a work night out tonight if any one wants to join me.
    • I plan to play with this after the weekend, as tonight I must get ready for a journey to France.
    • I seem to have been celebrating all weekend but tonight I'll try and save a bit of energy.


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  • The evening or night of the present day: tonight is a night to remember
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    • I left late afternoon to come home and work on sites for tonight's piece.
    • There are some nights which are absolutely lovely, and tonight was one of them.
    • Some flew home on Thursday night, and the last will return to Britain by tonight.


Old English tō niht, from the preposition to + night. Compare with today and tomorrow.

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