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twilight
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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
twilight /'twailait/
  • danh từ
    • lúc tranh tối tranh sáng; lúc hoàng hôn; lúc tảng sáng
    • thời kỳ xa xưa mông muội
      • in the twilight of history: vào thời kỳ lịch sử mông muội xa xưa
    • (định ngữ) tranh tối tranh sáng, mờ, không rõ
Concise Dictionary
twilights'twaɪlaɪt
noun
+the time of day immediately following sunset
+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
adj.
+lighted by or as if by twilight
Thesaurus Dictionary
n.
1 dusk, sunset, gloaming, sundown, half-light, crepuscule or crepuscle:
We enjoyed dinner at twilight on the terrace overlooking the sea.
2 decline, wane, waning, ebb, downturn, down-swing, slump, decay, weakening, declination, diminution:
Even at the twilight of his career, Jonas enjoyed the respect of his colleagues.
3 Twilight of the Gods. Götterdämmerung, Ragnarök or Ragnarok:
The world ends at the Twilight of the Gods, only to be born anew.
adj.
4 evening, crepuscular, dimming, darkening, darkish, darksome, shadowy, shady, dim, dark, obscure, sombre, gloomy, Literary darkling:
The Nymphs in twilight shade of tangled thickets mourn.
5 twilight zone. limbo:
He lives in the twilight zone, unable to distinguish reality from fantasy.
Advanced English Dictionary
noun, adjective
+ noun [U]
1 the faint light or the period of time at the end of the day after the sun has gone down: It was hard to see him clearly in the twilight. + We went for a walk along the beach at twilight.
2 the ~ (of sth) (written) the final stage of sth when it becomes weaker or less important than it was: the twilight years (= the last years of your life)
+ adjective [only before noun]
1 (written) used to describe a state in which things are strange and mysterious, or where things are kept secret and do not seem to be part of the real world: the twilight world of the occult + They lived in the twilight zone on the fringes of society. + The dissidents lived in a twilight world of hushed voices and secret meetings.
2 used to describe a situation or area of thought that is not clearly defined
Collocation Dictionary
noun

ADJ.

gathering, thickening

TWILIGHT + NOUN

world
(figurative) the twilight world of the occult
| zone
(figurative) the twilight zone between living and merely existing
| years
(figurative) a forgotten man who spent his twilight years alone

PREP.

at ~, in/into the ~
She walked away into the thickening twilight.

PHRASES

in the twilight of your career/life



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