Götterdämmerung

noun Göt·ter·däm·mer·ung \ ˌgər-tər-ˈde-mə-ˌru̇ŋ , -ˈda- , ˌgə- \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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

  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


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