how to pronounce twilight


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the above transcription of twilight is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

twilight is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of twilight in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

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meanings of twilight


  1. The time when the sun is less than 18° below the horizon.
  2. The time when this light is visible; the period between daylight and darkness.
  3. The soft light in the sky seen before the rising and after the setting of the sun, occasioned by the illumination of the earth's atmosphere by the direct rays of the sun and their reflection on the earth.
  4. Any faint light through which something is seen; an in-between or fading condition.


  1. Pertaining to or resembling twilight; faintly illuminated; obscure.


  1. To illuminate faintly.

twilight frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word twilight occurs in english on average 3.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

words that rhyme with twilight


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