Basic+ Word of the Day: twilight

twilight (noun) LISTEN

Twlight cruise

Twilight is the soft light in the sky when the sun is below the horizon.

  • The twilight casts a red shadow on the horizon.
  • The twilight prevented Donna from recognizing the man who was approaching.

Twilight is the time of the day during which this light prevails.

  • We walked hand-in-hand at twilight.
  • Be sure to get home before twilight.

Common uses

twilight days: the end of an era. Example: “In the twilight days of the Viet Nam war, there were many student protests.”

In pop culture

The Twlight Zone was a US TV series of the early ’60s. It was part science fiction, part fantasy and part horror, although most episodes seemed to be about normal people going about their normal lives, until something unusual happened. The Writers’ Guild of America ranked it the third best written series ever. Watch the show’s opening and then watch the series on your own. You’ll be glad you did!

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