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fort•night /ˈfɔrtˌnaɪt/USA pronunciation
n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
fort•night•ly, adj., adv.
- a period of fourteen nights and days;
(fôrt′nīt′, -nit),USA pronunciation n.
- the space of fourteen nights and days;
- Middle English fourtenight, contraction of Old English fēowertēne niht. See fourteen, night bef. 1000
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fortnight /ˈfɔːtˌnaɪt/ n
Etymology: Old English fēowertīene niht fourteen nights
- a period of 14 consecutive days; two weeks
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