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NIGHTFALL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does nightfall mean? 

NIGHTFALL (noun)
  The noun NIGHTFALL has 1 sense:

1. the time of day immediately following sunset

  Familiarity information: NIGHTFALL used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NIGHTFALL (noun)


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Meaning:

The time of day immediately following sunset

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

crepuscle; crepuscule; dusk; evenfall; gloam; gloaming; nightfall; twilight; fall

Context examples:

he loved the twilight / they finished before the fall of night

Hypernyms ("nightfall" is a kind of...):

hour; time of day (clock time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "nightfall"):

night (a shortening of nightfall)

Holonyms ("nightfall" is a part of...):

eve; even; evening; eventide (the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall))


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