Definition of Götterdämmerung in English:

Götterdämmerung

proper noun

  • 1(in Germanic mythology) the downfall of the gods.

    • ‘But in describing its unprecedented economic fertility, the imagery of Genesis is more appropriate than that of Götterdämmerung.’
    1. 1.1as noun a Götterdämmerung The complete downfall of a regime.

Origin

German, literally ‘twilight of the gods’, popularized by Wagner's use of the word as the title of the last opera of the Ring cycle.

Pronunciation

Götterdämmerung

/ˌɡəːtəˈdɛmərʊŋ/