Definition of nightdress in English:



  • A light, loose garment worn by a woman or child in bed.

    • ‘While the guards still wore their uniform, the nobles were in their nightdresses and dressing gowns.’
    • ‘I am going to have several gowns, nightdresses, and day dresses made for you by then to take to the palace.’
    • ‘She had exchanged the nightdress for a pale green cotton gown.’
    • ‘As Gail listened, she jumped out of bed, slipped on a pair of slippers, and pulled on a warm sweater over her nightdress.’
    • ‘Pulling a robe over her nightdress, she cautiously left the room.’
    • ‘Women in nightdresses and nightgowns and men in trousers and shorts exited their homes in the utmost haste, murmuring amongst themselves.’
    • ‘She leapt from bed, pulling her robe over her nightdress as she hurried to draw back the curtains.’
    • ‘Back in my room I quickly pulled my hair out of its bun and brushed it neatly, grabbed a nightdress and dressing gown and then went back to Gerald's room.’
    • ‘She shed her bathrobe and crammed it in too, slipping on her nightdress, sighing when she saw how much else she had to pack.’
    • ‘Elizabeth groaned and wrapped a shawl around her shoulders to cover her nightdress before plunging out her door with the empty pitcher in her hand.’
    • ‘Renna was now aware that she was only wearing a light nightdress.’
    • ‘Beth hastily pulled on her nightdress, while Louis frantically rummaged around for his pyjama trousers.’
    • ‘Bleakly, he smiled at her and watched as she set the tea on the table, her white nightdress flowing underneath the dress coat that she wore.’
    • ‘She headed back towards her room, slipped on her nightdress, and slept some more.’
    • ‘I quickly snatch up the nightdress they had left me, along with underwear, and quickly put them on before hurrying outside and down the stairs.’
    • ‘She noticed a soft nightdress, also pale blue, had replaced her torn gown.’
    • ‘7 weeks to go and I can wear a nightdress and my lovely Italian turquoise trousers and smock top.’
    • ‘She pulled a nightdress and jumper from the piles of colourless garments and walked to the bathroom.’
    • ‘Wearing the long undergarments as a nightdress, she climbed into the large bed.’
    • ‘Entire families known to me previously only fully dressed in daytime clothing were wearing pajamas and nightdresses under their bathrobes and milling around in their slippers at dawn as if driven from their homes by an earthquake.’