sun·down | \ˈsən-ˌdau̇n \

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Passover ends tomorrow at sundown. we were told that the best time to see elk is at sundown

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Families stuff themselves at iftar, a communal meal at sundown, then sprawl in front of the set to watch nightly serials known as mosalsalat. The Economist, "Egypt’s bumbling police get their man, at least on television," 31 May 2018 Movies and Concert – Concerts begin at 7 p.m. followed by a movie at sundown at Garfield Park, 2432 Conservatory Dr., Indianapolis. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Here are 36 free things to do with your kids around Indy in July," 26 June 2018 The terrain is so treacherous, the more than 100 firefighters battling the blaze pulled back at sundown and plan to return in the morning. Pauline Repard,, "Cal Fire crews locate plane wreckage in remote San Diego County," 13 May 2018 City officials reminded residents that parks close at sundown and no one is supposed to be there after dark. Carol Robinson,, "Shootout in Adamsville park leaves 1 injured, 2 in custody," 21 Apr. 2018 The memorial day continues into Wednesday, ending at sundown with a sharp break into jubilant festivities marking 70 years since Israel's establishment. Fox News, "Israel, marking annual Memorial Day, comes to a standstill," 17 Apr. 2018 Officers from several agencies searched for the boy but had to stop after sundown. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "Rescuers resume search for missing 6-year-old Columbus boy," 15 June 2018 Just one evening in June exceeded 70 degrees, and four out of the first 13 days of this month were below 60 degrees after sundown. Elyssa Cherney,, "Father's Day weekend will be dangerously hot, meteorologists warn," 14 June 2018 This week, find this cosmic gem in the west-northwestern sky after sundown, hanging out near the constellation Gemini’s twins, the stars Pollux and Castor. Blaine P. Friedlander Jr., Washington Post, "Skywatch: Saturn, Jupiter and Mars heading for opposition in June and July," 2 June 2018

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First Known Use of sundown

1620, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sundown

: the time when the sun goes below the horizon


sun·down | \ˈsən-ˌdau̇n \

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