Definition of nightclothes in US English:


plural noun

  • Clothes worn in bed.

    • ‘She slipped from the bed, changing from her nightclothes into the jeans and blue long-sleeve shirt she wore that day.’
    • ‘His bed was unmade, his nightclothes strewn across the floor, and a small, worn book laid on the table beside the bed.’
    • ‘She slipped out of her nightclothes and into her gown.’
    • ‘All she'd worn was nightclothes and bathrobes for the two years she'd been in there.’
    • ‘She quickly changed from her nightclothes into the clothes in the bundle, tucking her trousers into her tie up, saddle boots and her shirt into her trousers.’
    • ‘She walked to a nearby room and exchanged her nightclothes for her habit, then allowed Ellie to lead her out into the village.’
    • ‘Walking over to her trunk, she pulled out her shirt, tunic and pants, slipping out of her nightclothes and into the new ones.’
    • ‘The three blushed, and headed to the living room, where, upon a little digging they unearthed soap, nightclothes, undergarments, and books.’
    • ‘Scott climbed out of bed and changed out of his nightclothes into some street clothes.’
    • ‘She was dressed for bed, wearing a green dressing gown over her nightclothes.’
    • ‘She was wearing her nightclothes - a gray tee shirt and a pair of maroon pajama pants.’
    • ‘I changed from my nightclothes to my day clothes.’
    • ‘You should also carry an overnight bag with a change of play clothes, a swimsuit, nightclothes and diapers for each child so that you can make your kids comfortable immediately upon arriving.’
    • ‘Jude entered with his soft brown hair amiss and wearing his nightclothes - a white tee shirt and a pair of blue plaid pants.’
    • ‘Cases were dumped on the ground and unpacked as people dug for nightclothes and changes of underwear.’
    • ‘When Max came out, she wore a light pink tank top and pink track pants, supposedly her nightclothes.’
    • ‘One proceeded to dress him in his nightclothes while the other turned back the bedclothes.’
    • ‘Patients should organise someone to launder their nightwear and bring in fresh supplies of nightclothes and toiletries.’
    • ‘He was dressed in a dark blue bathrobe over a pair of nightclothes with matching slippers.’
    • ‘Her suitcases were packed and a cereal bowl and milk were set out in her kitchen and she was dressed in her nightclothes and dressing gown.’
    women's underwear, underclothes, underclothing, undergarments, nightwear
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