[ee-vuh n-fawl]


the beginning of evening; twilight; dusk.

Origin of evenfall

First recorded in 1805–15; even2 + fall
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Historical Examples of evenfall

  • Having sufficiently rested they proceeded on their way at evenfall.

  • These things were swiftly done; and after evenfall Messer Pietro was bidden to grave business in his neighbour's palace.

    New Italian sketches

    John Addington Symonds

  • Haze drew its veils across the world, and the air grew brown with evenfall.

    Darkness and Dawn

    George Allan England

  • Mine is to smoke a pipe at evenfall and watch a badger, a rattlesnake, and an owl go into their common prairie home one by one.

  • When he came home at evenfall he often showed his brothers and sisters bits of paper stamped like money.

    Brownies and Bogles

    Louise Imogen Guiney

British Dictionary definitions for evenfall



archaic early evening; dusk
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