crepuscule

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

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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

First Known Use of crepuscule

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crepuscule

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)

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

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“Crepuscule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crepuscule. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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