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twilight    : [tw'ɑɪl,ɑɪt]
Twilight \Twi"light`\, n. [OE. twilight, AS. twi- (see {Twice})
le['o]ht light; hence the sense of doubtful or half light;
cf. LG. twelecht, G. zwielicht. See {Light}.]
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1. The light perceived before the rising, and after the
setting, of the sun, or when the sun is less than 18[deg]
below the horizon, occasioned by the illumination of the
earth's atmosphere by the direct rays of the sun and their
reflection on the earth.
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2. faint light; a dubious or uncertain medium through which
anything is viewed.
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As when the sun . . . from behind the moon,
In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds. --Milton.
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The twilight of probability. --Locke.
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Twilight \Twi"light`\, a.
1. Seen or done by twilight. --Milton.
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2. Imperfectly illuminated; shaded; obscure.
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O'er the twilight groves and dusky caves. --Pope.
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adj 1: 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"
[synonym: {dusky}, {twilight(a)}, {twilit}]
n 1: the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the
twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night" [synonym:
{twilight}, {dusk}, {gloaming}, {gloam}, {nightfall},
{evenfall}, {fall}, {crepuscule}, {crepuscle}]
2: the diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the
horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the
3: a condition of decline following successes; "in the twilight
of the empire"

81 Moby Thesaurus words for "twilight":
afterglow, alpenglow, aurora, bad light, brown of dusk, brownness,
candlelight, candlelighting, cocklight, crepuscular, crepuscule,
dark, darkening, darkish, darkishness, darkling, darksome,
darksomeness, dawnlight, deadness, decay, declination, decline,
dim, dim light, diminution, dimming, dimness, dimpsy, downturn,
drabness, dullness, dusk, duskiness, duskingtide, duskness, dusky,
ebb, end, evening, evensong, eventide, first light, flatness,
foredawn, gloam, gloaming, glooming, gloomy, glow, half-light,
lack of sparkle, lackluster, lifelessness, limbo, lusterlessness,
mat, mat finish, morning twilight, murk, murkiness, nightfall,
obscure, owllight, partial darkness, semidark, shadowy, shady,
slump, somberness, sundown, sunset, sunsetty, the small hours,
twilight zone, twilighty, vesper, vespertine, wane, waning,

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