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dusk

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adjective \ˈdəsk\

Definition of dusk

  1. :  dusky



Examples of dusk in a sentence

  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


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dusk

verb

Definition of dusk

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become dark

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to make dark or gloomy



Examples of dusk in a sentence

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



13th Century

First Known Use of dusk

13th century


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dusk

noun

Simple Definition of dusk

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dusk

  1. 1 :  the darker part of twilight especially at night

  2. 2 :  darkness or semidarkness caused by the shutting out of light

Examples of dusk in a sentence

  1. The park closes at dusk.

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



1622

First Known Use of dusk

1622



DUSK Defined for Kids

dusk

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noun \ˈdəsk\

Definition of dusk for Students

  1. :  the time when the sky is getting dark at night





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