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Meaning of “good night” in the English Dictionary

"good night" in British English

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good nightexclamation

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A1 said when ​peopleleave each other in the ​evening or before going to ​bed or to ​sleep: Well, good night - ​sleep well. Give the ​children a good-night ​kiss.

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  • "Good night, Mummy." "Goodnight, ​darling!"
  • Good night, my ​love. Sleep well.
(Definition of good night from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"good night" in American English

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good nightexclamation

 /ˌɡʊd ˈnɑɪt/
used for saying ​goodbye to someone in the ​evening, or to someone before you go to ​bed or to ​sleep
(Definition of good night from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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