Translation of "twilight" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈtwaɪ.laɪt/ 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. 暮色中我能辨认出一个黑影。

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. 我在他职业生涯的晚期才认识他。



uk /ˈtwaɪ.laɪt/ 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 town have got used to a twilight existence. 这个曾经繁华的商业重镇里遗留下的居民已经习惯了过动荡不安的生活。
Leaving a secure job for the twilight world of pop music may have been a mistake. 抛弃安稳的工作进入充满未知的流行音乐界也许是个错误。


(Translation of “twilight” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)