twi·​lit | \ ˈtwī-ˌlit How to pronounce twilit (audio) \

Definition of twilit

: lighted by or as if by twilight

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Robert Macfarlane’s writings exist in a liminal, twilit place where language and landscape dissolve into one another. Tobias Carroll, Longreads, "‘The Underland Is a Deeply Human Realm’: Getting Down with Robert Macfarlane," 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of twilit

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for twilit

twilight + lit

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English Language Learners Definition of twilit

: lighted by twilight

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a period when something is suspended

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