Meaning of “good night” in the English Dictionary

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"good night" in British English

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good nightexclamation

uk /ˌɡʊd ˈnaɪt/ us /ˌɡʊd ˈnaɪt/

A1 said when people leave 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.

More examples

  • "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)