sundown

[ suhn-doun ]
/ ˈsʌnˌdaʊn /

noun

sunset, especially the time of sunset.

verb (used without object)

Psychiatry. to experience confusion or hallucinations at night as a result of strange surroundings, drug effects, decreased sensory input, or reduction of oxygen supply to the brain.

Origin of sundown

First recorded in 1610–20; sun + down1
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British Dictionary definitions for sundown

sundown

/ (ˈsʌnˌdaʊn) /

noun

another name for sunset
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Word Origin and History for sundown

sundown


n.

1610s, from sun (n.) + down (adv.).

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