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Meaning & Definition of Twilight in English

English

Twilight

/twaɪlaɪt/

noun

1. The time of day immediately following sunset

  • "He loved the twilight"
  • "They finished before the fall of night"
    synonym:
  • twilight
  • ,
  • dusk
  • ,
  • gloaming
  • ,
  • gloam
  • ,
  • nightfall
  • ,
  • evenfall
  • ,
  • fall
  • ,
  • crepuscule
  • ,
  • crepuscle

2. The diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the earth

    synonym:
  • twilight

3. A condition of decline following successes

  • "In the twilight of the empire"
    synonym:
  • twilight

adjective

1. Lighted by or as if by twilight

  • "The dusky night rides down the sky/and ushers in the morn"-henry fielding
  • "The twilight glow of the sky"
  • "A boat on a twilit river"
    synonym:
  • dusky
  • ,
  • twilight(a)
  • ,
  • twilit

Examples of using

The twilight merged into darkness.