[ ee-vuhn-fawl ]

  1. the beginning of evening; twilight; dusk.

Origin of evenfall

First recorded in 1805–15; even2 + fall

Words Nearby evenfall

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How to use evenfall in a sentence

  • 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.

  • For at this moment something came shimmering through the laurels in the quiet evenfall, and I perceived that it was Angela.

    Right Ho, Jeeves | P. G. Wodehouse
  • 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
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for evenfall


/ (ˈiːvənˌfɔːl) /

  1. archaic early evening; dusk

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