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1. twilight

noun. ['ˈtwaɪˌlaɪt'] the diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the earth.

Synonyms

  • visible light
  • light

Antonyms

  • sunset
  • rough
  • variability

Etymology

  • twilight (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Twilight

  • skylite
  • skylight
  • highlight

Example sentences of the word twilight


1. Noun, singular or mass
See what it looks like in the morning sun, afternoon sun, evening sun and at twilight.

2. Adjective
For an extra discount, consider golfing after 1 or 2 p.m., when most courses offer twilight discounts.

Quotes containing the word twilight


1. The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
- George Edward Moore

2. Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt, Strenuous Life

3. Mine was the twilight and the morning. Mine was a world of rooftops and love songs.
- Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy

2. twilight

noun. ['ˈtwaɪˌlaɪt'] the time of day immediately following sunset.

Synonyms

  • nightfall
  • evenfall
  • dusk
  • hour
  • even
  • crepuscule
  • eve
  • gloaming
  • fall
  • time of day
  • crepuscle
  • eventide
  • gloam
  • night

Antonyms

  • unequal
  • asymmetrical
  • inflate
  • accelerate

Etymology

  • twilight (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. twilight

adjective. ['ˈtwaɪˌlaɪt'] lighted by or as if by twilight.

Synonyms

  • dusky
  • dark

Antonyms

  • sunrise
  • night
  • day

Etymology

  • twilight (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. twilight

noun. ['ˈtwaɪˌlaɪt'] a condition of decline following successes.

Synonyms

  • decline

Antonyms

  • unevenness
  • unsteady

Etymology

  • twilight (Middle English (1100-1500))
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