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Definition of "twilight" []

  • The diffused light from the sky during the early evening or early morning when the sun is below the horizon and its light is refracted by the earth's atmosphere. (noun)
  • The time of the day when the sun is just below the horizon, especially the period between sunset and dark. (noun)
  • Dim or diffused illumination. (noun)
  • A period or condition of decline following growth, glory, or success: in the twilight of his life. (noun)
  • A state of ambiguity or obscurity. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "twilight" in a sentence
  • "Time, tide, and twilight; and there is no twilight—"
  • "Tim Masters speaks out about what he calls the twilight zone."
  • "Those pleasant hours which obtain in our less favoured land after the sun has set, and which we call twilight, are entirely unknown here, hours which England's youths and maidens generally appropriate to themselves, and which, in after years, recall some of the sweetest memories of their lives."