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Definition of "nightfall" []

  • The approach of darkness; dusk. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nightfall" in a sentence
  • "Since, on the Jewish calendar, the day begins at nightfall of the previous evening, we count the omer for tomorrow's date tonight, after nightfall~ ` ~ ""
  • "When the full moon rises and the sphinx moth, hidden all day, hovers into the twilight between smoky blurs of wings, in midair she spools loose her tongue, and dips her body into the grail cup of the fumes for which to be the sphinx at nightfall is to yearn."
  • "And when it was again nightfall, I came to myself and saw Ali bin Bakkar and the women and men of his household weeping over him, for he was stretched out without sense or motion."