Definition of night-watching in English:

night-watching

noun

  • The action of keeping watch at night; a night vigil. Formerly also: †late-night revelry (obsolete).

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in View of Frankpledge. From night + watching, after night watch.

Pronunciation

night-watching

/ˈnʌɪtˌwɒtʃɪŋ/