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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


Similardark


Antonymslight


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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