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twilight

Saltos de línea: twi|light
Pronunciación: /ˈtwʌɪlʌɪt
 
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Definición de twilight en inglés:

sustantivo

1 [mass noun] The soft glowing light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, caused by the reflection of the sun’s rays from the atmosphere: she looked out on the beautiful twilight
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • During this period, however, the brilliance of the moon and stars, and the reflected light of the sun from below the horizon confer twilight, not darkness, to the region.
  • It was still light out, just the first orange rays of twilight creeping over the horizon.
  • Not out merely for a night ride, the scientists had their eyes trained on the western horizon, where twilight hung low in a range from deep blue to glowing red.
Sinónimos
1.1The period of the evening when twilight is visible, between daylight and darkness: a pleasant walk in the woods at twilight
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I went in the opposite direction, but even the pleasure of being in the woods alone at twilight did nothing to lighten my mood.
  • He specialized in moonlit and winter scenes, usually including a sheet of water and sometimes also involving the light of a fire, and he also painted sunsets and views at dawn or twilight.
  • Scott and I walked along the beach last night at twilight, watching the dark clouds swelling over the ocean, and as the first rain fell, we ran for the cover of the nearest hotel.
Sinónimos
2 [in singular] A period or state of obscurity, ambiguity, or gradual decline: he was in the twilight of his career [as modifier]: a twilight world of secrecy
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Consequently, Bjornebye was left with acute double vision and he spent the next four months in a frightening twilight world.
  • An elder statesman of American cinema who, remarkably enough, hasn't received a single Oscar nomination, Sutherland may be in the twilight of his years but he has lost none of his ebullient wit.
  • Hawke may be in the twilight of his playing career, but he does not intend to go gently into that good night, preferring to believe that he can inflict some damage this weekend on the very men he spends his office hours trying to help.
Sinónimos
decline, waning, downturn, ebb;
autumn, final years, closing years, last years

Origen

late Middle English: from Old English twi- 'two' (used in an obscure sense in this compound) + light1.

More
  • A medieval combination of twi-, a form of two, and light. What significance ‘two’ has here is not entirely clear, though perhaps there is the idea of half-light, between day and night. In Scandinavian and German mythology the twilight of the gods is the destruction of the gods and the world in a final conflict with the powers of evil. English also uses the German and Old Norse equivalents Götterdämmerung and Ragnarök, the first of which is the title of the last opera in Richard Wagner's Ring cycle. Today, a twilight zone is primarily an urban area in a state of dilapidation or economic decline, but the term will forever be associated with the US television series The Twilight Zone, first shown in 1959. Each episode of the series offered a self-contained story with a science fiction or horror theme.

Words that rhyme with twilight

highlight, skylight, stylite

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