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    "Twilight" or "dusk"?

    Hello! Can you tell me, please, what is the difference between "twilight" and "dusk"? And when should I use these words?
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    Re: "Twilight" or "dusk"?

    In practical use, there is no real difference.

    Technically "twilight" occurs both at the end of the day and at the beginning. That is, after the sun sets and before it rises.

    But most people only think of the day ending when they hear "twilight."

    "Dusk," on the other hand is only at the end of the day. And it is technically the end, the darkest part, of twilight.

    In real use, "twilight" sounds more poetic.

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    Re: "Twilight" or "dusk"?

    I agree with Dave, and members are free to contribute to this discussion.

    However, I see no harm in referring you to the same topic in another forum, which I'm sure you'll find interesting:

    dusk, twilight - WordReference Forums

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