What is another word for predawn?

Pronunciation: [pɹɪdˈɔːn] (IPA)

Predawn is a term commonly used to refer to the time just before sunrise, when the sky is still dark but light is starting to appear on the horizon. However, there are many other words that can be used to describe this early morning time period. Some of these synonyms include dawn, early morning, pre-sunrise, first light, daybreak, morning twilight, and the crack of dawn. Each of these terms conveys a slightly different meaning, but all are associated with the early morning hours when the world is just waking up and the day is full of possibility.

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What are the hypernyms for Predawn?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Predawn

In the drifting predawn mists of the interior yard, people cowered and watched from their doorways, peering fearfully across the compound, waiting for Old Maskron to go answer or at least send someone to see who it was.
"Si'Wren of the Patriarchs"
Roland Cheney
I pulled him to his feet and dragged him across the floor to the slatted window at the rear of the room, where the predawn sounds of the forest beyond filled the air, mingled with the rain.
"Life Blood"
Thomas Hoover

Famous quotes with Predawn

  • Sutton sensed resurrection and he fought against it, for death was so comfortable. Like a soft, warm bed. And resurrection was a strident, insistent, maddening alarm clock that shrilled across the predawn chill of a dreadful, frowzy room. Dreadful with its life and its bare reality and its sharp, sickening reminder that one must get up and walk into reality again.
    Clifford D. Simak

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