nightfall

noun night·fall \ ˈnīt-ˌfȯl \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of nightfall

: 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

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First Known Use of nightfall

1700


NIGHTFALL Defined for English Language Learners

nightfall

noun

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

noun night·fall \ ˈnīt-ˌfȯl \

Definition of nightfall for Students

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


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