Definition of twilit in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtwʌɪlɪt/
(also twilighted /ˈtwʌɪlʌɪtɪd/)


1Dimly illuminated by or as if by twilight: the deserted twilit street
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  • Through the twilit streets of Arlington, past used car lots and restaurants, she tracked the tail lights of his car.
  • A little girl turned her face up to see the limitless Manhattan sky bursting with reds and blues, and her favourite, the whistling ‘fish’ that smeared their shimmering residue across the twilit sky.
  • With the neon sign winking against a twilit sky and bench seats arranged in booths with retro chrome fittings all over the shop, the ambience is undoubtedly that of the mid-West where the all roads are blacktops and the eggs over easy.
1.1Relating to or denoting the period of twilight: twilit hours
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  • But that twilit vision of humanity the shadows of film noir were first intended to conceal from its audience, that was never left behind.
  • For the next forty-five twilit years of eclipse, he was to carry on, a true Man of Letters, indomitably writing - in Nassau, Paris, and Menton.
  • His ideas inform the stark images of rural wastelands, twilit amusement parks and whiskey bottles that augment the musician's songs in the film.


Mid 19th century: past participle of the literary verb twilight.

Words that rhyme with twilit

eyelet, islet, stylet

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Line breaks: twi¦lit

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