dusk

adjective
\ ˈdəsk How to pronounce dusk (audio) \

Definition of dusk

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: dusky beginning to grow dusk outside

dusk

verb
dusked; dusking; dusks

Definition of dusk (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to become dark the dusking room

transitive verb

: to make dark or gloomy a gray light dusked the room— William Sansom … his … formality dusked by the saturnine mood of ill health.— Herman Melville

dusk

noun

Definition of dusk (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : the darker part of twilight especially at night The park closes at dusk.
2 : darkness or semidarkness caused by the shutting out of light

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Examples of dusk in a Sentence

Adjective under a dusk sky, the campers wearily bedded down for the night Verb the grief-stricken woman continued to sit in the dusking room until she was completely enveloped in darkness Noun The park closes at dusk. we stopped playing at dusk, since it was getting too dark to see the ball
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The park is open 8 a.m. to dusk year-round, while the information and gift center is open 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. now through Thanksgiving and vary with the season. oregonlive, 14 Mar. 2020 Waiting to hear After dusk Wednesday, buses began to arrive at the plant to return some of the immigrants after processing. Author: Jenny Jarvie, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Aug. 2019 On July 4, Elitch Gardens will offer a dusk fireworks display visible from the surrounding areas, and The Denver Outlaws game at Mile High Stadium (against the Boston Cannons) on July 4 will also be followed by fireworks. John Wenzel, The Know, 24 June 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, still will be open to the public on Memorial Day weekend from dawn to dusk. Meena Venkataramanan, The Arizona Republic, 28 May 2021 Visitors, however, will be able to enter the cemetery over the long weekend from dawn to dusk through Monday. Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News, 28 May 2021 Muslims fast from dawn to dusk during Ramadan, and travelers, upset that they were stopped without explanation on a hot day, exited the buses and blocked the highway in protest. BostonGlobe.com, 9 May 2021 During Ramadan — the Islamic holy month dedicated to dawn-to-dusk fasting and multiple daily prayers — Latter-day Saints feel an even closer kinship to their Muslim friends. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 13 May 2021 The recent nightly clashes began at the start of Ramadan, when Israeli police placed barriers outside the Old City's Damascus Gate, a popular gathering place after the evening prayers during the holy month when Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. Joseph Krauss, USA TODAY, 10 May 2021 Muslims fast from dawn to dusk during Ramadan, and travelers, upset that they were stopped without explanation on a hot day, exited the buses and blocked the highway in protest. BostonGlobe.com, 9 May 2021 Muslims fast from dawn to dusk during Ramadan, and travelers, upset that they were stopped without explanation on a hot day, exited the buses and blocked the highway in protest. BostonGlobe.com, 9 May 2021 Muslims fast from dawn to dusk during Ramadan, and travelers, upset that they were stopped without explanation on a hot day, exited the buses and blocked the highway in protest. Josef Federman And Fares Akram, chicagotribune.com, 8 May 2021

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First Known Use of dusk

Adjective

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

1622, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dusk

Adjective, Verb, and Noun

Middle English dosk, alteration of Old English dox; akin to Latin fuscus dark brown, Old English dunn dun, dūst dust

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The first known use of dusk was in the 13th century

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“Dusk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dusk. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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dusk

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dusk

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

dusk

noun
\ ˈdəsk How to pronounce dusk (audio) \

Kids Definition of dusk

: the time when the sky is getting dark at night

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