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nightfall

[nahyt-fawl] /ˈnaɪtˌfɔl/
noun
1.
the coming of night; the end of daylight; dusk.
Origin of nightfall
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; night + fall
Synonyms
twilight, sundown.
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nightfall

/ˈnaɪtˌfɔːl/
noun
1.
the approach of darkness; dusk
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n.

1700; see night + fall (n.).

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