twilight Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"twilight" in British English

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twilightnoun

uk   us   /ˈtwaɪ.laɪt/

twilight noun (EVENING)

[U] the ​period just before it ​becomescompletelydark in the ​evening: I could make out a ​darkfigure in the twilight.

twilight noun (FINAL PART)

the twilight of sth literary the ​finalpart 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 ​involvesillegal or ​immoralactivities, and is on the ​edge of ​normalsociety: The ​remaininginhabitants of this once-prosperous ​town have got used to a twilight existence. Leaving a ​securejob for the twilight world of ​popmusic may have been a ​mistake.
(Definition of twilight from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"twilight" in American English

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twilightnoun [U]

 us   /ˈtwɑɪˌlɑɪt/
the ​lowlevel of ​light when it is late in the ​day, just before the ​darkness of ​night, or this ​period of the ​day fig. Twilight is also any late ​period, when the end of something is near: The ​bookpresents a ​compellingportrait of the ​singer in the twilight of her ​career.
(Definition of twilight from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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