[ US /ˈsənˌsɛt/ ]
[ UK /sˈʌnsɛt/ ]
  1. of a declining industry or technology
    sunset industries
  2. providing for termination
    a program with a sunset provision
  1. the daily event of the sun sinking below the horizon
  2. atmospheric phenomena accompanying the daily disappearance of the sun
  3. the time in the evening at which the sun begins to fall below the horizon
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How To Use sunset In A Sentence

  • He specialized in moonlit and winter scenes, usually including a sheet of water and sometimes also involving the light of a fire, and he also painted sunsets and views at dawn or twilight.
  • There had been a good deal of joking, both Spanish and English, among the passengers; I had found particularly cheering the richness of a certain machinist’s trousers of bright golden corduroy; but as the shades of night began to embrown the scene our spirits fell; and at the cry of a lonesome bird, far off where the sunset had been, they followed the sun in its sudden drop. Familiar Spanish Travels
  • The sunset scene shows a classic cumulonimbus cloud formation.
  • As darkness drew near I joyfully and thankfully watched the pinks, purples, blues and golden colors of the sky melt together into a picture-perfect sunset.
  • Here is a road seen between sunset and moonrise: "... all that remained of day was a beamless amber light along the west: but I could see every pebble on the path, and every blade of grass, by the light of that splendid moon". The Three Brontës
  • There were brighter pictures, of early Mexican-Californian life, a pastel of twilight eucalyptus with a sunset-tipped mountain beyond, by Reimers, a moonlight by Peters, and a Griffin stubble-field across which gleamed and smoldered California summer hills of tawny brown and purple-misted, wooded canyons. CHAPTER VIII
  • Sunset found me in the cove, not hidden by the leaves as before, but sitting in the boat astrand. A Trip to Venus
  • Fireworks and the nightglow created by tethered balloons happen after sunset. Times, Sunday Times
  • This evening of games on the beach includes water-sport taster sessions, rock-pooling, bird walks, star-gazing and a barbecue at sunset. Times, Sunday Times
  • Colorado Plateau sandstone is nearly totemic in texture and color: voluptuously carved by wind and water, bared to a glory of sunset colors.
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