Definition of “bedtime” - English Dictionary


“bedtime” in English

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bedtimenoun [ U or C ]

uk /ˈbed.taɪm/ us /ˈbed.taɪm/

the time at which you usually get into your bed in order to sleep:

Put your toys away now, it's bedtime.
Eleven o'clock is past my bedtime.
I like to have a hot drink 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)