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dusk

noun

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1 the time from when the sun begins to set to the onset of total darkness
  • we stopped playing at dusk, since it was getting too dark to see the ball

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3 partial darkness due to the obstruction of light rays
  • the forbidding dusk of Germany's famed Black Forest

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dusk

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of dusk (Entry 3 of 3)

to grow dark
  • the grief-stricken woman continued to sit in the dusking room until she was completely enveloped in darkness

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

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“Dusk.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dusk. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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