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Meaning of “bedtime” in the English Dictionary

"bedtime" in British English

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bedtimenoun [U or C]

uk   us   /ˈbed.taɪm/
the ​time at which you usually get into ​yourbed in ​order to ​sleep: Put ​yourtoys away now, it's bedtime. Eleven o'clock is past my bedtime. I like to have a ​hotdrink at bedtime. He ​reads his ​children a bedtime story every ​night.
(Definition of bedtime from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bedtime" in American English

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bedtimenoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈbedˌtɑɪm/
the ​time that you usually go to ​bed at ​night: Come on, Joey, it’s past ​your bedtime.
(Definition of bedtime from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bedtime”
in Arabic وَقْت النَّوْمِ…
in Korean 취침 시간…
in Portuguese hora de dormir…
in Catalan hora d’anar a dormir…
in Japanese 寝る時間, 就寝時刻…
in Chinese (Simplified) 就寝时间…
in Turkish yatma vakti…
in Russian время ложиться спать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 就寢時間…
in Italian l’ora di coricarsi, l’ora di andare a letto…
in Polish pora spania…
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