Definition of eventide in English:

eventide

noun

literary, archaic
  • The end of the day; evening.

    ‘the moonflower opens its white, trumpet-like flowers at eventide’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Literally, it means ‘cowdust’, the fine powder raised by cattle as they sway back to the village at eventide.’
    • ‘At eventide, the cerulean skies assumed a deeper tone of velvety purple on which was displayed the rare jewels of the heavenly caskets.’
    evening, night, late afternoon, end of day, close of day
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Origin

Old English ǣfentīd (see even, tide).

Pronunciation

eventide

/ˈiːv(ə)ntʌɪd/