sun·​down | \ ˈsən-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce sundown (audio) \

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Passover ends tomorrow at sundown. we were told that the best time to see elk is at sundown
Recent Examples on the Web Adding to the poignancy, many of the religiously observant bereaved tried desperately to arrange funerals before the start of the Jewish Sabbath at sundown on Friday, when by religious tradition burials do not occur. Noga Tarnopolsky, Los Angeles Times, "‘Like someone was holding me underwater’: Stampede in Israel kills at least 45," 30 Apr. 2021 At sundown on Saturday, millions of Jews worldwide will be marking the start of Passover with a Seder meal. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "5 great Passover recipes for Seder: Side dishes, dessert, Matzo Balls," 26 Mar. 2021 Through the night, beginning around sundown on Wednesday, March 17. 1106 N. Central Ave. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, "St. Patrick's Day 2021: Here are 3 family-friendly celebrations happening in metro Phoenix," 9 Mar. 2021 President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, joined by first lady Jill Biden and second gentleman Doug Emhoff, will mark the solemn milestone with a moment of silence and a candle-lighting ceremony at the White House at sundown on Monday. TheWeek, "U.S. surpasses 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 deaths," 22 Feb. 2021 The National Weather Service recommends closing your blinds or curtains after sundown to insulate your windows against cold outdoor air. Megan Buerger, Washington Post, "How to stay warm and safe in a winter power outage," 19 Feb. 2021 Commonly recognized as the festival of freedom, Passover begins at sundown on March 27, 2021 and ends on the evening of April 4, 2021. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "When is Easter in 2021? Here's Exactly How the Date Is Determined Each Year," 9 Feb. 2021 That means the trial will break by sundown on Friday, and resume Sunday. Kathryn Watson, Melissa Quinn, CBS News, "Live Updates: Trump impeachment trial set to get underway in Senate," 9 Feb. 2021 After sundown, police will use both police vehicles and unmarked cars to prowl for drunken drivers, the department said on Tuesday. Patrick Strickland, Dallas News, "Garland police are on the prowl for drunken drivers during the holidays," 16 Dec. 2020

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1620, in the meaning defined above

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“Sundown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sundown

chiefly US : the time when the sun goes below the horizon


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