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English adjective: twilight

1. twilight lighted by or as if by twilight

SamplesThe dusky night rides down the sky/And ushers in the morn.
The twilight glow of the sky.
A boat on a twilit river.

Synonymsdusky, twilit



English noun: twilight

1. twilight (time) the time of day immediately following sunset

SamplesHe loved the twilight.
They finished before the fall of night.

Synonymscrepuscle, crepuscule, dusk, evenfall, fall, gloam, gloaming, nightfall

Broader (hypernym)hour, time of day

Narrower (hyponym)night

Part meronymeve, even, evening, eventide

2. twilight (phenomenon) the diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the earth

Broader (hypernym)light, visible light, visible radiation

3. twilight (state) a condition of decline following successes

SamplesIn the twilight of the empire.

Broader (hypernym)declination, decline

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