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the gloaming

noun [S] uk   /ˈɡləʊ.mɪŋ/  us   /ˈɡloʊ-/ literary or Scottish English
the part of the day after the sun has gone down and before the sky is completely dark: They sat on a hillside in the gloaming, watching the lights come on in the houses below.
Translations of “the gloaming”
in Chinese (Traditional) 黃昏, 暮色…
in Chinese (Simplified) 黄昏, 暮色…
(Definition of the gloaming from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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