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

Examples of sundown in a Sentence

Passover ends tomorrow at sundown. we were told that the best time to see elk is at sundown
Recent Examples on the Web Each evening after sundown, the fast is broken with a prayer and meal called iftar. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 14 Feb. 2024 Across America's landscape, sundown towns strictly enforced segregation, in many instances expelling Black travelers when under threat of harm. A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez, Parents, 21 Jan. 2024 Pro tip: Catch a weekly movie at sundown with your drink. Katie Toussaint, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Return to parks list —– Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Address: 1200 S. Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne Phone: 305-361-5811 Hours: 8a.m. to sundown Admission: $1.50 toll to access Key Biscayne, pedestrians and bicyclists $2, vehicle with 1 person $4, vehicle with up to 8 people $8. Miami Staff, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 By sundown at 7 p.m. the flames had reached Lahaina harbor, where witnesses reported seeing bodies in the water. Jon Schuppe, NBC News, 19 Sep. 2023 The holiday requires fasting from sundown on the evening before Yom Kippur to sunset the next day. Ben Mims, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2023 This book offers planting and growing tips to create a moon garden, which includes plants and flowers that reflect moonlight, attract nocturnal creatures, and release scent after sundown such as a tuberose and sweet alyssums. L. Daniela Alvarez, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Jan. 2024 Filled with lighter fluid, the best of these hand warmers can go for 12 hours—ample time to keep your hands toasty from sunrise to sundown, or through the longest golf matches ever. Ben Romans, Field & Stream, 25 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1620, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sundown was in 1620

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“Sundown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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