Definitions for duskdʌsk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

duskdʌsk(n.)

  1. the state or period of partial darkness between day and night; the dark part of twilight.

  2. partial darkness; shade; gloom.

Origin of dusk:

1615–25; back formation from dusky

duskdʌsk(adj.)

  1. tending to darkness; dark.

  2. (v.i.)to make or become dusk; darken.

Origin of dusk:

bef. 1000; ME duske; metathetic alter. of OE dox dusky, doxian to turn dark; c. L. fuscus dark

dusk′ish(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. twilight, dusk, gloaming, gloam, nightfall, evenfall, fall, crepuscule, crepuscle(verb)

    the time of day immediately following sunset

    "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night"

  2. dusk(verb)

    become dusk

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dusk(noun)ʌsk

    the time when it begins to become dark each day

    lights coming on at dusk

Wiktionary

  1. dusk(Noun)

    A period of time occurring at the end of the day during which the sun sets.

  2. dusk(Verb)

    to begin to lose light or whiteness; to grow dusk

  3. Origin: From dosk, duske, from dox, from duskaz, from dhūs (cf. Old Irish donn 'dark', Latin fuscus 'dark, dusky', Sanskrit 'dust-colored'), from *dhū, dheu- 'to smoke, dust'. More at dye. Related to dust.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dusk(adj)

    tending to darkness or blackness; moderately dark or black; dusky

  2. Dusk(noun)

    imperfect obscurity; a middle degree between light and darkness; twilight; as, the dusk of the evening

  3. Dusk(noun)

    a darkish color

  4. Dusk(verb)

    to make dusk

  5. Dusk(verb)

    to grow dusk

Freebase

  1. Dusk

    Dusk is the darkest stage of twilight in the evening. During early to intermediate stages of twilight, there may be enough light in the sky under clear-sky conditions to read outdoors without artificial illumination. Civil dusk occurs when the earth rotates to a point at which the center of the sun is at 6° below the local horizon. This marks the end of the evening civil twilight, the point where artificial illumination is required to read outside. Twilight comes after sunset, which is the point at which the earth has rotated just enough that the sun is no longer visible on the local horizon.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

dusk(noun)

(the time of) partial darkness after the sun sets; twilight.

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