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>

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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