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  1. twilightnoun

    end, nightfall, sundown, gloaming, eventide, evening, dusk

  2. twilightnoun

    The soft light in the sky seen before the rising and (especially) after the setting of the sun, occasioned by the illumination of the earth’s atmosphere by the direct rays of the sun and their reflection on the earth.

    O’er the twilight groves and dusky caves. —Alexander Pope.

    dusk, nightfall, sundown, end, eventide, evening, gloaming

  3. twilightnoun

    The time when this light is visible; the period between daylight and darkness.

    It was twilight by the time I got back home.

    nightfall, sundown, end, dusk, evening, eventide, gloaming

  4. twilightnoun

    Any faint light through which something is seen; an in-between or fading condition.

    The twilight of probability. —John Locke.

    gloaming, dusk, end, eventide, nightfall, sundown, evening

Princeton's WordNet

  1. twilight, dusk, gloaming, gloam, nightfall, evenfall, fall, crepuscule, crepusclenoun

    the time of day immediately following sunset

    "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night"

    gloam, crepuscle, declension, declination, pin, fall, surrender, gloaming, evenfall, descent, capitulation, decline, declivity, downslope, drop, autumn, dip, dusk, tumble, crepuscule, free fall, spill, nightfall, downfall


  2. twilightnoun

    the diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the earth

    fall, crepuscle, gloaming, dusk, nightfall, evenfall, gloam, crepuscule


  3. twilightadjective

    a condition of decline following successes

    "in the twilight of the empire"

    fall, crepuscle, gloaming, dusk, nightfall, evenfall, gloam, crepuscule


  4. dusky, twilight(a), twilitadjective

    lighted by or as if by twilight

    "The dusky night rides down the sky/And ushers in the morn"-Henry Fielding; "the twilight glow of the sky"; "a boat on a twilit river"


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. twilightnoun

    crepuscular light

  2. twilightnoun

    dim light, faint light

  3. twilightadjective

    obscure, dim, shaded

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. twilightnoun

    dusk, evening

    Associated words:
    crepuscular, crepusculous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "twilight":

    dusk, sunset, nightfall, sundown, shuguang

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  1. Henry Ward Beecher:

    Laughter is day, and sobriety is night; a smile is the twilight that hovers gently between both, more bewitching than either.

  2. Antony Navarro:

    It was almost like the' Twilight Zone,' you went into the gate and it was like a different world.

  3. Myo Myint Maung:

    The censor board found 'Twilight Over Burma' can cause disunity among national races so they decided by vote that this film shouldn't be allowed for public showing.

  4. Samir Puri:

    Eastern Ukraine residents were living in a twilight zone -- Eastern Ukraine residents were in the front line of a geopolitical despite, and there was a sense of powerlessness.

  5. Theodore Roosevelt, The Man in the Arena:

    Far better 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 grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

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