dusk

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1dusk

adjective \ˈdəsk\

Definition of DUSK

:  dusky

Examples of DUSK

  1. <under a dusk sky, the campers wearily bedded down for the night>

Origin of DUSK

Middle English dosk, alteration of Old English dox; akin to Latin fuscus dark brown, Old English dunn dun, dūst dust
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with DUSK

2dusk

verb

Definition of DUSK

intransitive verb
:  to become dark
transitive verb
:  to make dark or gloomy

Examples of DUSK

  1. <the grief-stricken woman continued to sit in the dusking room until she was completely enveloped in darkness>

First Known Use of DUSK

13th century

Related to DUSK

Synonyms
blacken, black out, close in, darken
Antonyms
brighten, light, lighten

3dusk

noun

: the time when day changes into night and the sky begins to get darker

Full Definition of DUSK

1
:  the darker part of twilight especially at night
2
:  darkness or semidarkness caused by the shutting out of light

Examples of DUSK

  1. The park closes at dusk.
  2. <we stopped playing at dusk, since it was getting too dark to see the ball>

First Known Use of DUSK

1622

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