Meaning of “daytime” in the English Dictionary

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"daytime" in British English

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daytimenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈdeɪ.taɪm/ us /ˈdeɪ.taɪm/

B2 the period between the time when the sun rises and the time it goes down, or the part of the day that is neither evening nor night:

I tend to sleep in/during the daytime and study at night.
a regular daytime job
a daytime phone number
daytime television

More examples

  • The heat is much worse in the daytime.
  • Our cat likes to sleep in the daytime and go out at night.
  • Can you give us a phone number for contacting you during the daytime, please?
  • It's so dark and gloomy today it hardly seems like daytime at all, does it?
  • I'd prefer a flight that leaves in the daytime, as I'll have young children with me.

(Definition of “daytime” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"daytime" in American English

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daytimenoun [ U ]

us /ˈdeɪ·tɑɪm/

the period of each day when the sun is up and there is light

(Definition of “daytime” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)