nightfall

[ nahyt-fawl ]
/ ˈnaɪtˌfɔl /

noun

the coming of night; the end of daylight; dusk.

Nearby words

  1. nightcap,
  2. nightclothes,
  3. nightclub,
  4. nightclubbing,
  5. nightdress,
  6. nightglow,
  7. nightgown,
  8. nighthawk,
  9. nightie,
  10. nightingale

Origin of nightfall

First recorded in 1605–15; night + fall

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British Dictionary definitions for nightfall

nightfall

/ (ˈnaɪtˌfɔːl) /

noun

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

nightfall

n.

1700; see night + fall (n.).

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