Meaning of “tonight” in the English Dictionary

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"tonight" in British English

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tonightadverb, noun [ U ]

uk /təˈnaɪt/ us /təˈnaɪt/

A1 (during) the night of the present day:

Tonight will be my first chance to meet her.
Tonight's meeting will take place in the school hall.

More examples

  • Come round tonight and we'll watch a video.
  • I can't come out tonight - I've got to do my history essay.
  • There's a full moon tonight.
  • What's on television tonight?
  • We're leaving early tomorrow morning, so you'd better pack tonight.

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

"tonight" in American English

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tonightnoun [ U ]

us /təˈnɑɪt/

(during) the night of the present day:

The game will be shown on TV beginning at 8 o’clock tonight.

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