cre·​pus·​cule kri-ˈpə-(ˌ)skyül How to pronounce crepuscule (audio)
variants or crepuscle

Examples of crepuscule in a Sentence

from the deck of our sloop we watched as the island slowly faded from sight in the golden crepuscule of a beautiful Caribbean day

Word History


Middle English, borrowed from Latin crepusculum, from presumed earlier *krepos- "twilight" (of obscure origin) + -culum, probably after dīlūculum "dawn, daybreak" (from dīlūcēre "to be clear" + -ulum, diminutive suffix)

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crepuscule was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Crepuscule.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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