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twilightnoun

uk   us   /ˈtwaɪ.laɪt/

twilight noun (EVENING)

[U] the period just before it becomes completely dark in the evening: I could make out a dark figure in the twilight.

twilight noun (FINAL PART)

the twilight of sth literary the final part of a period: I knew him when he was in the twilight of his career.

twilightadjective

uk   us   /ˈtwaɪ.laɪt/ literary
used to describe a way of life that involves illegal or immoral activities, and is on the edge of normal society: The remaining inhabitants of this once-prosperous market town have got used to a twilight existence. Leaving a secure job for the twilight world of pop music was perhaps a mistake.
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