sunset

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsʌnsɛt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsʌnˌsɛt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(sunset′)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
sun•set /ˈsʌnˌsɛt/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Astronomythe setting or descent of the sun below the horizon in the evening: [countable]He won't live to see another sunset.[uncountable]Meet me at the park at sunset.
  2. Astronomy the sky and scenery accompanying this:[countable]a gorgeous sunset over the Atlantic Ocean.
  3. Astronomy[uncountable] the time when the sun sets.

adj. [before a noun]
  1. (of an industry, technology, etc.) old;
    declining.
  2. Lawmakingof or being a law that requires the ending of a government program or agency by a certain date unless it is reauthorized by the legislature.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sun•set  (sunset′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Astronomythe setting or descent of the sun below the horizon in the evening.
  2. Astronomythe atmospheric and scenic phenomena accompanying this.
  3. Astronomythe time when the sun sets.
  4. the close or final stage of any period.

adj. 
  1. (of an industry, technology, etc.) old;
    declining:sunset industries.
  2. Lawmakingof, pertaining to, or characteristic of a sunset law:to add sunset restrictions to a bill.
  • 1350–1400; Middle English; see sun, set

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
sunset /ˈsʌnˌsɛt/ n
  1. the daily disappearance of the sun below the horizon
  2. the atmospheric phenomena accompanying this disappearance
  3. Also called: sundown the time at which the sun sets at a particular locality
  4. the final stage or closing period, as of a person's life
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Collocations: a [beautiful, gorgeous, vivid, purple, hazy] sunset, sunset [yellow, orange, red], go for a [walk, jog, run] at sunset, more...

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