Definitions for duskyˈdʌs ki

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dusk•yˈdʌs ki(adj.)dusk•i•er, dusk•i•est.

  1. somewhat dark; dimly lit; shadowy.

  2. having dark skin.

  3. of a dark color.

  4. gloomy; sad.

Origin of dusky:

1550–60; dusk2+-y1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. dusky, twilight(a), twilit(adj)

    lighted by or as if by twilight

    "The dusky night rides down the sky/And ushers in the morn"-Henry Fielding; "the twilight glow of the sky"; "a boat on a twilit river"

  2. dark-skinned, dusky, swart, swarthy(adj)

    naturally having skin of a dark color

    "a dark-skinned beauty"; "gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks"; "a smile on his swarthy face"; "`swart' is archaic"


  1. dusky(Noun)

    A dusky shark.

  2. dusky(Noun)

    A dusky dolphin.

  3. dusky(Adjective)

    Dimly lit, as at dusk (evening).

    I like it when it is dusky, just before the street lights come on.

  4. dusky(Adjective)

    A shade of color that is rather dark.

    The dusky rose was of a muted color, not clashing with any of the other colors.

  5. dusky(Adjective)

    ashen, greyish skin coloration

    This man in shock has a silver colored dusky skin tone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dusky(adj)

    partially dark or obscure; not luminous; dusk; as, a dusky valley

  2. Dusky(adj)

    tending to blackness in color; partially black; dark-colored; not bright; as, a dusky brown

  3. Dusky(adj)

    gloomy; sad; melancholy

  4. Dusky(adj)

    intellectually clouded

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