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eve

eve

 
 
pronunciation:
iv
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (sometimes cap.) the evening or day before a special day such as a holiday.
New Year's Eve.
definition 2: the period just before some notable event or time.
the eve of the twentieth centurythe eve of the battle
definition 3: the evening.
similar words:
evening
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Homophone Note
The words eve and eave sound alike but have different meanings.