Examples of dusky in a Sentence
in the dusky depths of the dungeon
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When one is inactivated by mutation, the color becomes either reddish or dusky purple.
Gomes with Stella Abrera and Alban Lendorf with Sara Lane —costumed by Keso Dekker in stylish outfits in jewel-tone hues befitting the dusky effects of Brad Fields’s lighting.
Bearded Iris faded from dusky purple to smog orange in one photo, and in another two black goats munched on daisies.
The result is big, shaggy and dusky gray to brown, but never the white of Jon Snow’s Ghost, because Schwarz figures pale fur would have stood out too much in the prehistoric flora and impeded hunting.
The young man came into the room and held her cool, dusky hand.
A dusky corner of the enterprise drew his attention.
Messy — a fork isn’t a bad idea — but filling, with a slightly dusky chili that’s mild on the heat level but plays well off the sharpness of the slaw.
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First Known Use of dusky
Synonymsblack, caliginous, darkened, darkish, darkling, darksome, dim, dimmed, dusk, dark, gloomy, lightless, murky, obscure, obscured, pitch-black, pitch-dark, pitchy, rayless, somber (or sombre), stygian, tenebrific, tenebrous, unlit
Antonymsbright, brightened, brilliant, illuminated, illumined, light, lit (or lighted), lightsome, lucent, lucid, luminous
Related Wordscrepuscular, twilit; moonless, starless, sunless; cloudy, dull, dulled, lackluster; shadowlike, shadowy, shady; gray (also grey), leaden, pale; beclouded, befogged, clouded, foggy, fuliginous, misty, smoggy, soupy
Near Antonymsablaze, agleam, aglitter, alight, beaming, beamy, effulgent, glaring, glowing, incandescent, lambent, radiant, relucent, resplendent, shining, sparkling; ultrabright; glossy, lustrous, shiny; floodlit (also floodlighted), highlighted, spotlighted (or spotlit); moonlit, moony, starlit, sunlit
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- a dusky bird
- It was dusky inside the store after the outdoor brightness.
- —Zilpha Keatley Snyder, The Egypt Game
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