twi·​lit ˈtwī-ˌlit How to pronounce twilit (audio)
: lighted by or as if by twilight

Examples of twilit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gaze upon a twilit sky, the endless shore, the receding vista, the inside of palm to forehead. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 28 Jan. 2023 Zegler is the true find, a marvelous singer and a radiant persona, and Spielberg and Kaminski film her like a bright flare in a twilit ocean; her sheer presence papers over some of the more facile aspects of Maria’s characterization. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 11 Dec. 2021 Down below, the hotel’s daytime pool party is coming to a bass-heavy, twilit close. New York Times, 23 Sep. 2021 Robert Macfarlane’s writings exist in a liminal, twilit place where language and landscape dissolve into one another. Tobias Carroll, Longreads, 20 June 2019

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Word History


twilight + lit

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of twilit was in 1869

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“Twilit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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