[ UK /twˈa‍ɪla‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈtwaɪˌɫaɪt/ ]
  1. the diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the earth
  2. a condition of decline following successes
    in the twilight of the empire
  3. the time of day immediately following sunset
    he loved the twilight
    they finished before the fall of night
  1. lighted by or as if by twilight
    The dusky night rides down the sky/And ushers in the morn
    the twilight glow of the sky
    a boat on a twilit river
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How To Use twilight 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.
  • The much anticipated The Twilight Saga: Eclipse premiere is almost here and we will be hosting a live stream of the red carpet arrivals! TWILIGHT SAGA NEWS JUNE 16TH: ECLIPSE PREMEIRE, CULLEN FAMILY, ROBERT PATTINSON & MORE | Open Society Book Club Discussions and Reviews
  • The magic of the elves is a twilight thing, the sound of distant silver horns, a fairy gold that turns to dust by noonday, and it is meant to chide the pride of foolish mortal men. MIND MELD: Today's SF Authors Define Science Fiction (Part 2)
  • The spirit of a soldier of the Truth entered into me; weary as I was, I rushed from the dusky corner where I had been hidden in the twilight, ran to the altar, and held up my hand with my hymn-book as I began to repeat an address that had often silenced the papistic mummers in England. In the Wrong Paradise
  • You can lean on each other's crutches in your twilight years. Times, Sunday Times
  • The light within the eave was a dusky twilight at the entrance, which failed altogether in the inner recesses. The Antiquary
  • 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
  • Photographers made use of the pandanus to lend striking silhouettes to black and white photographs of Reef twilight.
  • Having neither opium nor hashish on hand, and being desirous of filling his brain with twilight, he had had recourse to that fearful mixture of brandy, stout, absinthe, which produces the most terrible of lethargies. Les Miserables
  • This great day was called Ragnarok, or sometimes the Twilight of the Gods. The Story of Sigurd the Volsung
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