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nightfall

[nahyt-fawl]
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noun
  1. the coming of night; the end of daylight; dusk.

Origin of nightfall

First recorded in 1605–15; night + fall

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twilight, sundown.
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nightfall

noun
  1. the approach of darkness; dusk
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Word Origin and History for nightfall

n.

1700; see night + fall (n.).

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