Götterdämmerung

noun
Göt·​ter·​däm·​mer·​ung | \ ˌgər-tər-ˈde-mə-ˌru̇ŋ How to pronounce Götterdämmerung (audio) , -ˈda-, ˌgə- \

Definition of Götterdämmerung

: 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

a film that chronicles the chaotic Götterdämmerung of the Third Reich

First Known Use of Götterdämmerung

1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Götterdämmerung

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

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“Götterdämmerung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/G%C3%B6tterd%C3%A4mmerung. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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