Meaning of “sunset” in the English Dictionary

"sunset" in British English

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sunsetnoun

uk /ˈsʌn.set/ us /ˈsʌn.set/

B1 [ U ] the time in the evening when you last see the sun in the sky:

The fishermen set out at sunset for a night's fishing.

B1 [ C ] the appearance of the sky in the evening before the sun goes down:

We sat on the beach watching a spectacular sunset.

(Definition of “sunset” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sunset" in American English

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sunsetnoun

us /ˈsʌnˌset/

sunset noun (EVENING)

[ U ] also sundown, /ˈsʌnˌdɑʊn/ the time in the evening when you last see the sun

sunset noun (SKY APPEARANCE)

[ C ] the appearance of the sky when the sun goes down:

a brilliant purple sunset

(Definition of “sunset” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)