Definition of Götterdämmerung in English:

Götterdämmerung

proper noun

  • (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.’

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/