follow Dictionary.com

Winning Words of the Scripps Spelling Bee

sundown

[suhn-doun] /ˈsʌnˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
sunset, especially the time of sunset.
verb (used without object)
2.
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
1610-1620
1610-20; sun + down1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for sundown
British Dictionary definitions for sundown

sundown

/ˈsʌnˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
another name for sunset
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for sundown
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for sundown

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for sundown

11
14
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with sundown