nightfall

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noun night·fall \ˈnīt-ˌfȯl\

Definition of nightfall

  1. :  the close of the day :  dusk

Examples of nightfall in a sentence

  1. When nightfall came, we were still waiting for the electricity to come back on.

  2. since you aren't taking a flashlight, make sure you're back at camp by nightfall

1700

First Known Use of nightfall

1700


NIGHTFALL Defined for English Language Learners

nightfall

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noun night·fall \ˈnīt-ˌfȯl\

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

nightfall

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noun night·fall \ˈnīt-ˌfȯl\

Definition of nightfall for Students

  1. :  the coming of night The travelers arrived at nightfall.



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