Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 10/26/21 Vespertine

Vespertine (adjective)
vespertine [ ves-per-tin, -tahyn ]


adjective
1. of, relating to, or occurring in the evening: vespertine stillness.
2. Botany. opening or expanding in the evening, as certain flowers.
3. Zoology. appearing or flying in the early evening; crepuscular.

Also ves·per·ti·nal [ves-per-tahyn-l].

Origin: 1495–1505; < Latin vespertīnus, equivalent to vespervesper + -tīnus adj. suffix

HOW TO USE VESPERTINE IN A SENTENCE
Up Broadway Chandler moved with the vespertine dress parade.
THE FOUR MILLION|O. HENRY

The vespertine hour was nigh, and over this iron landscape there floated the moon, an opal button in the sky.
VISIONARIES|JAMES HUNEKER

Odors from strong bacon and boiling coffee contended against the cut-plug fumes from the vespertine pipe.
THE TRIMMED LAMP|O. HENRY

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