Definition of “midnight” - English Dictionary

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“midnight” in British English

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midnightnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈmɪd.naɪt/ us /ˈmɪd.naɪt/

A2 twelve o'clock in the middle of the night:

There's a great film on TV at midnight.
It was after midnight when we got home.

More examples

  • By midnight I was virtually comatose.
  • She waited until well after midnight.
  • By midnight, there were customers standing six deep at the bar.
  • We didn't arrive at our hotel until after midnight.
  • I told you quite explicitly to be home by midnight.

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

“midnight” in American English

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midnightnoun [ U ]

us /ˈmɪdˌnɑɪt/

12 o’clock in the middle of the night

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