Definition of eventide in English:

eventide

Syllabification: e·ven·tide
Pronunciation: /ˈēvənˌtīd
 
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noun

archaic or literary
The end of the day; evening: the moon flower opens its white, trumpetlike flowers at eventide
More example sentences
  • Our population growth has slowed significantly, and the baby boomers are now in the eventide of their working life, with their eyes fixed towards retirement.
  • Soon, the eventide fell and everyone retired to his or her beds.
  • Often, awaking suddenly at midnight, he shrank from the bosom of Faith; and at morning or eventide, when the family knelt down at prayer, he scowled and muttered to himself, and gazed sternly at his wife, and turned away.

Origin

Old English ǣfentīd (see even2, tide).

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