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white night

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Definition of white night in English:

noun

1A sleepless night.
[translating French nuit blanche]
Example sentences
  • Four thousand people may turn up to participate in the contest (as onlookers) and a white night is spent by restaurateurs to prepare for the multitude.
2A night when it is never properly dark, as in high latitudes in summer.
Example sentences
  • In summer the cities provide white nights with daylight lasting almost to midnight and dawn following dusk with great speed.
  • Before her career as a spy really blazed across Russia's white nights and she became the KGB's favorite British agent, it was almost stillborn.
  • The best time to visit this city is June - a period of the so-called white nights when the sun never sets down.

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