Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. During the night
  • adv. Every night.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. By night; nightly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • By night; nightly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. at night

Etymologies

nocturnal +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I was twice nocturnally in ancient public transportation with interior decoration that can only have drawn its inspiration from the interior of a coffin: dark, quilted material, gleaming metal trim, dim lights and eerie, and all of it inexpressibly shabby, like faded luxury all jerking around in the habitual patterns of traffic here as if undergoing an eternally incipient rigor mortis.

    A Cold Shower « Unknowing

  • It was until now believed that nocturnally migrating songbirds, while venturing into the unfamiliar night sky for accomplishing their long, challenging trans-continental migrations, could at least release anti-predator vigilance thanks to the concealment of darkness.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The ruling party "cannot nocturnally allocate ministries barely hours after the three principals agreed to disagree by referring the matter to the mediator after a logjam over all key ministries," an MDC statement said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Fishes can feed either diurnally (during the day) or nocturnally (at night).

    Coral reef fish feeding behavior in the Caribbean

  • A Googling of bedbugs reveals that they are defined as any one of the roughly 75 species of Cimicidae that nocturnally feed on humans or other warm-blooded creatures.

    Nicholas Brown: The Bedbug Chronicles: Part II

  • So Greater noctules are specialist predators that exploit nocturnally migrating passerines, and to date they are the only animals known to do so.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Your sniglet sounds a bit more nocturnally athletic than my 9-month-old, though, and for that you have my deepest sympathies.

    Look At Me Not Sleeping

  • The ability of giant noctules to prey on the wing upon nocturnally migrating passerines appears unique not only among bats but also within the whole animal kingdom.

    I’m in, you’re in…

  • It is uncircumcised, unevangelical; it is as nocturnally hoarse as the screech of a gull, or it fades away like a blessing on the lips of a mute.

    On Teens, and the Fact Their Writing Sucks « Whatever

  • Credit: Ana Popa-LisseanuThe ability of giant noctules to prey on the wing upon nocturnally migrating passerines appears unique not only among bats but also within the whole animal kingdom.

    Archive 2007-02-01

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