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twilight

noun [U]  /ˈtwɑɪˌlɑɪt/ us  
the low level 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 book presents a compelling portrait of the singer in the twilight of her career.
Translations of “twilight”
in Korean 황혼…
in Arabic غَسَق…
in French aube naissante, crépuscule, déclin…
in Turkish alaca karanlık…
in Italian crepuscolo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傍晚, 黃昏時分,薄暮時分…
in Russian сумерки…
in Polish zmierzch…
in Spanish crepúsculo, luz del alba, ocaso…
in Portuguese crepúsculo…
in German die Dämmerung, der Dämmerzustand…
in Catalan crepuscle…
in Japanese たそがれ時…
in Chinese (Simplified) 傍晚, 黄昏时分,薄暮时分…
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