Definition of nightdress in US English:

nightdress

noun

  • another term for nightgown
    • ‘Beth hastily pulled on her nightdress, while Louis frantically rummaged around for his pyjama trousers.’
    • ‘Pulling a robe over her nightdress, she cautiously left the room.’
    • ‘7 weeks to go and I can wear a nightdress and my lovely Italian turquoise trousers and smock top.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 had exchanged the nightdress for a pale green cotton gown.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘While the guards still wore their uniform, the nobles were in their nightdresses and dressing gowns.’
    • ‘Women in nightdresses and nightgowns and men in trousers and shorts exited their homes in the utmost haste, murmuring amongst themselves.’
    • ‘She pulled a nightdress and jumper from the piles of colourless garments and walked to the bathroom.’
    • ‘She leapt from bed, pulling her robe over her nightdress as she hurried to draw back the curtains.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As Gail listened, she jumped out of bed, slipped on a pair of slippers, and pulled on a warm sweater over her nightdress.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She noticed a soft nightdress, also pale blue, had replaced her torn gown.’
    • ‘She headed back towards her room, slipped on her nightdress, and slept some more.’
    • ‘Renna was now aware that she was only wearing a light nightdress.’
    • ‘I am going to have several gowns, nightdresses, and day dresses made for you by then to take to the palace.’

Pronunciation

nightdress

/ˈnītˌdres//ˈnaɪtˌdrɛs/