Götterdämmerung

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noun Göt·ter·däm·mer·ung \ˌgə(r)-tər-ˈde-mə-ˌru̇ŋ, -ˈda-\

Definition of Götterdämmerung

  1. :  a collapse (as of a society or regime) marked by catastrophic violence and disorder; broadly :  downfall the Götterdämmerung of Communism

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Examples of götterdämmerung in a Sentence

  1. a film that chronicles the chaotic Götterdämmerung of the Third Reich

Origin and Etymology of götterdämmerung

German, literally, twilight of the gods, from Götter (plural of Gott god) + Dämmerung twilight


First Known Use: 1909


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