[ doo-fawl, dyoo- ]

  1. formation of dew.

  2. the time at which dew begins to form.

Origin of dewfall

First recorded in 1615–25; dew + fall

Words Nearby dewfall Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use dewfall in a sentence

  • The dewfall had been very heavy, and soaked them from nose tip to tail, and the bats wheeled overhead.

    Lives of the Fur Folk | M. D. Haviland
  • Always, from dawn to dewfall, the world about little Chebeague is full of swallows that dart and soar and flit like shadows.

  • I would rather feel the dewfall of a child's loving tear upon my face than wear a laureate's crown.

  • So plentiful is this dewfall, in some favored sections, as really to support vegetation.

  • Rain, exposure at dewfall on the searocks, a peccadillo at my time of life.

    Ulysses | James Joyce