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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 twi·light /ˈtwaɪˌlaɪt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Twi·light n.
 1. The light perceived before the rising, and after the setting, of the sun, or when the sun is less than 18° below the horizon, occasioned by the illumination of the earth's atmosphere by the direct rays of the sun and their reflection on the earth.
 2. faint light; a dubious or uncertain medium through which anything is viewed.
 As when the sun . . . from behind the moon,
 In dim eclipse, disastrous twilight sheds.   --Milton.
    The twilight of probability.   --Locke.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Twi·light, a.
 1. Seen or done by twilight.
 2. Imperfectly illuminated; shaded; obscure.
    O'er the twilight groves and dusky caves.   --Pope.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : lighted by or as if by twilight; "The dusky night rides down
            the sky/And ushers in the morn"-Henry Fielding; "the
            twilight glow of the sky"; "a boat on a twilit river"
            [syn: dusky, twilight(a), twilit]
      n 1: the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the
           twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night"
           [syn: dusk, gloaming, nightfall, evenfall, fall,
            crepuscule, crepuscle]
      2: the diffused light from the sky when the sun is below the
         horizon but its rays are refracted by the atmosphere of
         the earth
      3: a condition of decline following successes; "in the twilight
         of the empire"