twilight

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noun, often attributive twi·light \ˈtwī-ˌlīt\

Definition of twilight

  1. 1 :  the light from the sky between full night and sunrise or between sunset and full night produced by diffusion of sunlight through the atmosphere and its dust; also :  a time of twilight

  2. 2a :  an intermediate state that is not clearly defined <lived in the twilight of neutrality — Newsweek>b :  a period of decline

Examples of twilight in a sentence

  1. The sun set and twilight fell.

  2. <stumbled around the twilight of the shuttered room, unable to see where she was going>

15th Century

First Known Use of twilight

15th century

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms



TWILIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

twilight

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noun, often attributive twi·light \ˈtwī-ˌlīt\

Definition of twilight for English Language Learners

  • : the light from the sky at the end of the day when night is just beginning

  • : the period when day is ending and night is beginning

  • : a period when something is ending


TWILIGHT Defined for Kids

twilight

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noun twi·light \ˈtwī-ˌlīt\

Definition of twilight for Students

  1. 1 :  the period or the light from the sky between full night and sunrise or between sunset and full night

  2. 2 :  a period of decline <She is in the twilight of her career.>



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