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 Israeli television and radio channels and broadcasters also shut down their broadcasts until sundown after Yom Kippur., "Tens of thousands of Jewish worshippers pray at Western Wall on eve of Yom Kippur," 8 Oct. 2019 Drinking at sundown is a really big thing for sailors. NBC News, "The yachting crowd was gearing up for a booming 2020 sailing season. Then the coronavirus happened.," 9 May 2020 And should that huge rooster be crowing right at sundown? Allan Gurganus, The New Yorker, "The Wish for a Good Young Country Doctor," 27 Apr. 2020 Muslims expect to begin observing the holy month, starting at sundown. David Clark Scott, The Christian Science Monitor, "Monday Sunrise Briefing: US close to $450 billion rescue plan," 20 Apr. 2020 Passover, or Pesach, is one of the major holidays on the Jewish calendar, beginning Wednesday at sundown. Mike Davis, USA TODAY, "Orthodox Jews prepare for a new kind of Passover in the age of COVID-19," 8 Apr. 2020 Passover begins on Wednesday at sundown, and were this any other year, my mom would’ve set her Seder table a week ago. Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit, "I’m Making Matzo Ball Soup for the First Time in My Life," 7 Apr. 2020 No longer can Indonesians visit mosques or break fasting with family and friends at restaurants after sundown. Los Angeles Times, "Dying doctors. Too many coffins. Indonesia late in battle against coronavirus," 24 Apr. 2020 Mitchell pursued these cases on his own initiative, sometimes straying outside his editor’s guidelines and often thoroughly frightening his wife by, for example, visiting suspected killers at their houses, in remote areas, after sundown. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Veteran reporter examines civil rights cases in `Race Against Time’," 26 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of sundown

1620, in the meaning defined above

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“Sundown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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


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