Part of speech: noun

A loose gown for bed or bedroom wear. nightdress; nightshirt.

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Usage examples "nightgown":

  1. She prayed now longer than ever, her shoulders moving beneath her nightgown as if she was shuddering all the time she prayed. - "This Freedom", A. S. M. Hutchinson.
  2. If the suggestions made in the preceding chapter are heeded, immediately after labor begins the room will be set in order and the bed will be properly protected; the patient will take a tub- bath and will put on a freshly laundered nightgown. - "The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy", J. Morris Slemons.
  3. She straightened herself suddenly, throwing the rug aside; the sun shone into her face and on her golden hair that fell rippling over her nightgown. - "The Promise of Air", Algernon Blackwood.