nightfall

noun
night·​fall | \ ˈnīt-ˌfȯl How to pronounce nightfall (audio) \

Definition of nightfall

: the close of the day : dusk

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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 on the Web Hundreds of protesters faced off against police in Brooklyn Center after nightfall Monday, and hours after a dusk-to-dawn curfew was announced by the governor. Mohamed Ibrahim And Mike Householder, Chron, "Protest after chief says officer meant to use Taser, not gun," 13 Apr. 2021 Hundreds of protesters faced off against police in Brooklyn Center after nightfall Monday, and hours after a dusk-to-dawn curfew was announced by the governor. Mohamed Ibrahim And Mike Householder, chicagotribune.com, "Daunte Wright police shooting: Protests grip streets in Brooklyn Center for a second night," 13 Apr. 2021 The island's emergency management office switched the alert level to red and said a Royal Caribbean cruise ship will arrive after nightfall to evacuate those who live near La Soufriere volcano. Danica Coto, USA TODAY, "Royal Caribbean cruise ship heads to St. Vincent to assist with evacuations amid La Soufriere volcano threat," 9 Apr. 2021 Some time after nightfall, prison guards start jumping to their deaths, clearly under the influence of the Linen Man. Olivia Truffaut-wong, refinery29.com, "R29 Recaps: Every Episode From The Irregulars Season 1," 30 Mar. 2021 During daylight, the dial still pops with its cool color, but by nightfall the dial illuminates to turn a fluorescent green. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, "The Dial of Bell & Ross’s Newest ‘Vintage’ Line Watch Glows in the Dark," 19 Apr. 2021 By nightfall, my world of home and objects was gone. New York Times, "“How do we go forward?”," 18 Apr. 2021 Crowds began gathering outside the Brooklyn Center police station Monday afternoon, with hundreds there by nightfall despite the governor’s dusk-to-dawn curfew. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, "Daunte Wright shooting protests: Crowds gather outside Brooklyn Center police station after camera footage released," 13 Apr. 2021 Crowds began gathering outside the the Brooklyn Center police station late Monday afternoon, with hundreds there by nightfall despite the governor’s dusk-to-dawn curfew. Mohamed Ibrahim, Anchorage Daily News, "Minnesota officer who fatally shot Black man during traffic stop meant to draw Taser instead, police say," 13 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of nightfall

1700, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nightfall was in 1700

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5 May 2021

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“Nightfall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nightfall. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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nightfall

noun

English Language Learners Definition of nightfall

: the time of day when the sky gets dark : the time when night begins

nightfall

noun
night·​fall | \ ˈnīt-ˌfȯl How to pronounce nightfall (audio) \

Kids Definition of nightfall

: the coming of night The travelers arrived at nightfall.

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