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lady-of-the-night

la·dy-of-the-night
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ley-dee uhv, ov stressed th ee nahyt]
    • /ˈleɪ di ʌv, ɒv stressed ði naɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ley-dee uhv, ov stressed th ee nahyt]
    • /ˈleɪ di ʌv, ɒv stressed ði naɪt/

Definition of lady-of-the-night word

  • noun plural lady-of-the-night a tropical American shrub, Brunfelsia americana, of the nightshade family, having berrylike yellow fruit and fragrant white flowers. 1

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Origin of lady-of-the-night

First appearance:

before 1865
One of the 28% newest English words
First recorded in 1865-70

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Parts of speech for Lady-of-the-night

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

lady-of-the-night popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 27% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 66% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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