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evening

eve·ning

evening

 
 
pronunciation:
iv nIng
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the period between late afternoon and nightfall.
synonyms:
eve, eventide
similar words:
dusk, evenfall, gloaming, night, nightfall, sundown, sunset, twilight
definition 2: the hours between sunset and bedtime.
synonyms:
dusk, eve, eventide, gloaming
similar words:
bedtime, evenfall, night, nightfall, sundown, sunset, twilight
definition 3: a time of decline; ending.
It was the evening of her life.
synonyms:
close, decline, end, ending, twilight
antonyms:
springtime
similar words:
age, completion, conclusion, termination
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, pertaining to, or occurring in the early hours of night.
an evening chill in the airthe evening meal
synonyms:
crepuscular, twilight
similar words:
dark, dusky, late, shadowy, shady