Twilight vs Dim - What's the difference?

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As a noun twilight

is the soft light in the sky seen before the rising and (especially) 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.

As a adjective twilight

is pertaining to or resembling twilight.

As a symbol dim is

(label) (l).

twilight

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The soft light in the sky seen before the rising and (especially) 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.
  • :
  • The time when this light is visible; the period between daylight and darkness.
  • :
  • *
  • *:At twilight in the summer there is never anybody to fear—man, woman, or cat—in the chambers and at that hour the mice come out. They do not eat parchment or foolscap or red tape, but they eat the luncheon crumbs.
  • (lb) The time when the sun is less than 18° below the horizon.
  • Any faint light through which something is seen; an in-between or fading condition.
  • *(John Locke) (1632-1705)
  • *:The twilight of probability.
  • Synonyms

    * evenfall, eventide, gloaming

    Coordinate terms

    * evening * golden hour * nightfall * sundown

    Hyponyms

    * dawn * dusk

    Derived terms

    * astronomical twilight * civil twilight * nautical twilight * twilightish * twilighty * twilight years * twilight zone

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Pertaining to or resembling twilight.
  • O’er the twilight groves and dusky caves. —(Alexander Pope).

    See also

    * crepuscular

    dim

    Translingual

    Symbol

    (head)
  • (label) (l)
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