After watching a sunset last night that seemed written in poetic magnificence, this word somehow felt appropriate this morning.
gloaming (gloam·ing): / GLOH ming /
(1) twilight; dusk (literary)
[From Middle English gloming from Old English glomung, a derivative of Old English glom meaning “twilight” and probably influenced by æfnung meaning “evening.” Akin to Old English glowan meaning “to glow.” Ultimately from a prehistoric Germanic word (possibly ghel- from Indo-European roots).]
Usage: I flew through the gloaming as if suspended by the air itself, a sprite held captive by a breeze too weak to lift a leaf yet powerful enough to give me wings, and only crimson hues seeping over the horizon kept me company in the sky.