evenfall

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From even ‎(evening) +‎ fall. Compare nightfall.

Noun[edit]

evenfall ‎(countable and uncountable, plural evenfalls)

  1. dusk, twilight
    • 1960, P[elham] G[renville] Wodehouse, “chapter XII”, in Jeeves in the Offing, London: Herbert Jenkins, OCLC 1227855:
      Arriving at Brinkley in the quiet evenfall and putting the old machine away in the garage, I noticed that Aunt Dahlia's car was there and gathered from this that the aged relative was around and about once more.
    • Katharine Tynan, The Exile
      The wind that blows across them calls
      Ever at dawns and evenfalls,
      And I am suddenly forlorn.
      Across the pastures and ripe corn
      I see the mountains in my dreams.