Definition of twilight


  • lighted by or as if by twilight; -Henry Fielding; "The dusky night rides down the sky/And ushers in the morn", "the twilight glow of the sky", "a boat on a twilit river". Synonyms: dusky, twilit.


  • the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the twilight", "they finished before the fall of night". Synonyms: crepuscle, crepuscule, dusk, evenfall, fall, gloam, gloaming, nightfall.
  • the diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of the earth.
  • a condition of decline following successes; "in the twilight of the empire".

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Rhymes with twilight

acolyte, airtight, ammonite, andesite, anorthite, anthracite, apartheid, apatite, appetite, backbite, bentonite, biotite, birthright, bullfight, calcite, campsite, canaanite, candlelight, carmelite, cartwright.

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  • twilight is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 15 points
  • twilight is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 15 points
  • twilight is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 16 points
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