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
After nightfall Monday, the months of work by will be put on display.
At nightfall, a few dozen people were still gathered inside the neoclassical building as pro-government supporters stood outside threatening violence. --
By nightfall Tuesday, attention turned to the field where the younger Poche pitched his final game in an LSU uniform.
The night is capped with a fireworks show at nightfall.
Sam Upshaw Jr./C-J OMAHA, Neb. — As nightfall descended Thursday on TD Ameritrade Park, the Louisville dugout began to quiet.
By nightfall some units had pushed forward a few hundred yards, the military said,...
One noted that none of the Muslims ate at the picnic, but took home boxed food that they would be allowed to eat after nightfall.
The lawyers put the number of arrests until nightfall Thursday at between 32 and 40 and said those detained were mostly linked to secular democratic parties.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'nightfall'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
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.
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up nightfall? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).