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[ee-vuh n-fawl] /ˈi vənˌfɔl/
the beginning of evening; twilight; dusk.
Origin of evenfall
1805-15; even2 + fall Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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
  • Having sufficiently rested they proceeded on their way at evenfall.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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


(archaic) early evening; dusk
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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