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bedtime

noun [U or C] uk   /ˈbed.taɪm/ us  
the time at which you usually get into your bed in order to sleep: Put your toys away now, it's bedtime. Eleven o'clock is past my bedtime. I like to have a hot drink at bedtime. He reads his children a bedtime story every night.
Translations of “bedtime”
in Korean 취침 시간…
in Arabic وَقْت النَّوْمِ…
in Portuguese hora de dormir…
in Catalan hora d’anar a dormir…
in Japanese 寝る時間, 就寝時刻…
in Italian l’ora di coricarsi, l’ora di andare a letto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 就寢時間…
in Russian время ложиться спать…
in Turkish yatma vakti…
in Chinese (Simplified) 就寝时间…
in Polish pora spania…
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