Definition of nightfall
: the close of the day : dusk
Examples of nightfall in a Sentence
When nightfall came, we were still waiting for the electricity to come back on.
since you aren't taking a flashlight, make sure you're back at camp by nightfall
Recent Examples of nightfall from the Web
By nightfall Saturday, the gunman’s identity was still unknown.
By nightfall Saturday, the gunman's identity was still unknown.
Do this at any time of day that suits your schedule, provided that there is sufficient time for the leaves to dry before nightfall.
The large, gaseous planet — appearing to float through the constellation Virgo now — rises in the midafternoon throughout June and hits due south soon after nightfall early in the month.
This suggested rapid ascent of magma from its source under the volcano but as the intensity of the eruption appears to have waned as nightfall arrived.
Each morning, and again at noon, dusk, and nightfall, the brothers of the Monks of Jerusalem reach back to this tradition and out to the range of human experience.
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First Known Use of nightfall
NIGHTFALL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of nightfall for English Language Learners
: the time of day when the sky gets dark : the time when night begins
NIGHTFALL Defined for Kids
Definition of nightfall for Students
: the coming of night The travelers arrived at nightfall.
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