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My play is the ultimate expression of my feeling of the twilight of Western civilization.
Richard Foreman

Meaning of "twilight" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TWILIGHT

Literally: half-light (between day and night), from Old English twi- half + light1.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TWILIGHT

twilight  [ˈtwaɪˌlaɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TWILIGHT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Twilight is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TWILIGHT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

twilight

Twilight

Twilight is the illumination that is produced by sunlight scattering in the upper atmosphere, illuminating the lower atmosphere when the Sun itself is not directly visible because it is below the horizon, so that the surface of the Earth is neither completely lit nor completely dark. The word "twilight" is also used to denote the periods of time when this illumination occurs. The further the Sun is below the horizon, the dimmer the twilight. When the Sun reaches 18 degrees below the horizon, twilight's brightness is nearly zero. Evening twilight ends and night begins. When the Sun again reaches 18 degrees below the horizon, night ends and morning twilight begins. Owing to its distinctive quality, primarily the absence of shadows and the appearance of objects silhouetted against the bright sky, twilight has long been popular with photographers, who refer to it as 'sweet light', and painters, who refer to it as the blue hour, after the French expression l'heure bleue. By analogy with evening twilight, the word "twilight" is also sometimes used metaphorically, to imply that something is losing strength and approaching its end.

Definition of twilight in the English dictionary

The first definition of twilight in the dictionary is the soft diffused light occurring when the sun is just below the horizon, esp following sunset related adjective crepuscular. Other definition of twilight is the period in which this light occurs. Twilight is also the period of time during which the sun is a specified angular distance below the horizon.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TWILIGHT


apophyllite
əˈpɒfɪˌlaɪt
argillite
ˈɑːdʒɪˌlaɪt
chessylite
ˈtʃɛsɪˌlaɪt
chrysophilite
krɪˈsɒfɪˌlaɪt
daylight
ˈdeɪˌlaɪt
highlight
ˈhaɪˌlaɪt
hydrophilite
haɪˈdrɒfɪˌlaɪt
melilite
ˈmɛlɪˌlaɪt
menilite
ˈmɛnɪˌlaɪt
Mutazilite
muːˈtɑːzɪˌlaɪt
nephelite
ˈnefɪˌlaɪt
proselyte
ˈprɒsɪˌlaɪt
rubellite
ˈruːbɪˌlaɪt
skylight
ˈskaɪˌlaɪt
sperrylite
ˈspɛrɪˌlaɪt
tachylite
ˈtækɪˌlaɪt
tachylyte
ˈtækɪˌlaɪt
toxophilite
tɒkˈsɒfɪˌlaɪt
triphylite
ˈtrɪfɪˌlaɪt
troilite
ˈtrəʊɪˌlaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TWILIGHT

twiggen
twigger
twiggier
twiggiest
twigging
twiggy
twigless
twiglike
twigloo
twigsome
twilight hours
Twilight of the Gods
twilight sleep
twilight world
twilight zone
twilit
twill
twilly
twin
twin bed

WORDS THAT END LIKE TWILIGHT

back-up light
backlight
bright
come to light
delight
flashlight
flight
green light
headlight
in-flight
in mid-flight
light
limelight
moonlight
red light
slight
spotlight
starlight
sunlight
the spotlight
Very light

Synonyms and antonyms of twilight in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TWILIGHT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «twilight» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of twilight

Translation of «twilight» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TWILIGHT

Find out the translation of twilight to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of twilight from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «twilight» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

黄昏
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

crepúsculo
570 millions of speakers

English

twilight
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गोधूलि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الشفق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сумерки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

crepúsculo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গোধূলি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

crépuscule
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Senja
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Dämmerung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

たそがれ時
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

황혼
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Surup
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hoàng hôn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அந்தி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संधिप्रकाश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

alaca karanlık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

crepuscolo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zmierzch
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сутінки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

amurg
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λυκόφως
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skemer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skymning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Twilight
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of twilight

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TWILIGHT»

The term «twilight» is very widely used and occupies the 6.701 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TWILIGHT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about twilight

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10 QUOTES WITH «TWILIGHT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word twilight.
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Henry Ward Beecher
Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.
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Robert Benton
Twilight is about getting older and relationships - not about a murder mystery. It's about love when you reach a certain age; nothing is in primary colors.
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Annie Besant
The sunlight ranges over the universe, and at incarnation we step out of it into the twilight of the body, and see but dimly during the period of our incarceration; at death we step out of the prison again into the sunlight, and are nearer to the reality.
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Sean Brady
We live in a twilight sort of world where, unfortunately, the perception of the seriousness of abortion - has grown progressively obscured in the minds of many of our contemporaries.
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Carl von Clausewitz
All action takes place, so to speak, in a kind of twilight, which like a fog or moonlight, often tends to make things seem grotesque and larger than they really are.
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Richard Foreman
My play is the ultimate expression of my feeling of the twilight of Western civilization.
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Fred Funk
My career progressed slowly. Real slow at a time. The irony of it was I had the best part of my career between when I was 45 and 49 years old. That's when most people are in their twilight, waiting to get to the Champions Tour. And that's when I made most of my hay.
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Paul Harris
In the cold, shivering twilight, preceding the daybreak of civilization, the dominating emotion of man was fear.
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Hubert H. Humphrey
It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TWILIGHT»

Discover the use of twilight in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to twilight and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Twilight
When 17 year old Isabella Swan moves to Forks, Washington to live with her father she expects that her new life will be as dull as the town.
Stephenie Meyer, 2009
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Crossroads of Twilight: Book Ten of 'The Wheel of Time'
In the tenth book of The Wheel of Time from the New York Times #1 bestselling author Robert Jordan, the world and the characters stand at a crossroads, and the world approaches twilight, when the power of the Shadow grows stronger.
Robert Jordan, 2010
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Love Bites: The Unofficial Saga of Twilight
A tribute to the popular book and movie series provides coverage of a range of topics, from the process through which the books were published to how they were adapted for the screen, in a fan's reference that also includes cast bios and ...
Liv Spencer, 2010
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Twilight: A Drama in Five Acts
In this naturalist drama, a woman eye surgeon treats the daughter of a man who is prejudiced against educated women.
Ernst Rosmer, 2003
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Celtic Twilight
William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and dramatist and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature, a pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments.
W. B. Yeats, 2013
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Genre, Reception, and Adaptation in the Twilight Series
Avoiding the reductive tendency of some recent scholarship to focus on the purported shortcomings of the 'Twilight' series with respect to literary merit and political correctness, this volume adopts a cultural studies framework to explore ...
Anne Morey, 2012
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Twilight and History
This book is the first to explore the history behind the Twilight Saga's characters and their stories.
Nancy Reagin, 2010
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Twilight: Photographs by Gregory Crewdson
Scheduled to accompany three simultaneous gallery exhibitions in Spring 2002 and a subsequent retrospective at Mass MoCA, this book chronicles the completion of the Twilight series, which Crewdson began in 1998.
Rick Moody, 2002
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Tempt Me at Twilight
Engaged to the very sensible Michael Bayning, Poppy Hathaway is content with her lot - having longed for a life of normality.
Lisa Kleypas, 2010
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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Twilight: Studies in ...
The Twilight novels by Stephenie Meyer have developed from a book series into a powerful phenomenon with an astonishing impact.
Mariah Larsson, Ann Steiner, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TWILIGHT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term twilight is used in the context of the following news items.
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Here's How Kristen Stewart REALLY Feels About 'Twilight'
Now that Kristen Stewart is involved in “cooler,” indie films, everyone thinks she'd rather forget about her role in the Twilight series than remember it at all. «Celebuzz, Jan 15»
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Ian Somerhalder Reportedly Engaged To Be Married To 'Twilight
Bad news for Nian fans: Rumor has it that actor Ian Somerhalder is engaged to “Twilight” beauty Nikki Reed. Following buzz of a speculated engagement ... «International Business Times, Jan 15»
3
'Twilight' to Be Revived in Short Films on Facebook
LOS ANGELES — Two years after Lions Gate released the fifth and supposedly final installment of its “Twilight” movie series, the studio has devised an unusual ... «New York Times, Sep 14»
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How 'Divergent' Stacks Up To 'The Hunger Games' And 'Twilight'
The YA curse has been broken, and it was Tris and the cast of “Divergent” that made it happen. The Shailene Woodley-led adaptation has been hailed as a ... «MTV.com, Mar 14»
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Spoiler alert: 'Twilight' fans love shocking ending
Spoiler alerts for anyone who has not see Breaking Dawn! The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 takes a wild turn from the book at the end of the film, and ... «USA TODAY, Nov 12»
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Mo. man charged with plotting 'Twilight' mass shooting
A 20-year-old Missouri man was charged Friday with planning a mass shooting this weekend at either a screening of the latest Twilight movie or a local Walmart. «USA TODAY, Nov 12»
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'Breaking Dawn Part 2' Sells Out Showtimes As Final Twilight Saga …
The main reason is that it's the Twilight Saga's swan song (until the inevitable reboot). But the ... That's a new Twilight Saga record for an overseas opening. «Deadline.com, Nov 12»
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'Twilight' is over! The cast shares memories, regrets and weird fan …
Yep, the phenomenon that you couldn't get enough of (or get away from, whichever your feeling on Twilight), is coming to screeching halt with the release of the ... «Entertainment Weekly, Nov 12»
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Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson Still Dating: 'Twilight' Stars Step …
UPDATE: Photos and video of Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart cuddling outside of Ye Rustic Inn in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, Calif., on ... «Huffington Post, Oct 12»
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Twilight fans miss out as Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson …
Twilight fans have been left disappointed after Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson opted out of making appearances at the hit film's four official conventions. «Daily Mail, Aug 12»

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« EDUCALINGO. Twilight [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/twilight>. Oct 2019 ».
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