Definition of midnight in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmɪdnʌɪt/


1Twelve o’clock at night: I left at midnight
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  • At midnight every night, the bell in the bell tower was rung to summon the spirits.
  • At midnight on Monday he was on the phone organising a list of surgeons for the following day.
  • At midnight the church bell rang out to welcome in the new year and carol singing took place.
1.1 [often as modifier] The middle period of the night: the midnight hours
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  • It is the soundtrack to a summer, late nights, midnight skies, red wine, being carefree.
  • I could go into Nice and see my friends and come back on the midnight train.
  • That's all well and good, but what happens when it fancies a midnight snack and it starts coming after me!


Old English midniht (see mid-, night).

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