crepuscular

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin crepusculum +‎ -ar.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /kɹɪˈpʌs.kjʊ.lə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kɹɪˈpʌs.kjə.lɚ/
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crepuscular (comparative more crepuscular, superlative most crepuscular)

  1. Of or resembling twilight; dim.
  2. (zoology) Active at or around dusk, dawn or twilight.
    • 1999, J. Anne Helgren, Communicating with Your Cat, page 51, →ISBN
      That's why cats are crepuscular — most active at dawn and dusk — because mice and rats forage for food during these hours when fewer of their natural enemies are around.

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CatalanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

crepuscular (masculine and feminine plural crepusculars)

  1. crepuscular

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GalicianEdit

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crepuscular m or f (plural crepusculares)

  1. crepuscular

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crepuscular m or f (plural crepusculares, not comparable)

  1. crepuscular

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French crépusculaire.

AdjectiveEdit

crepuscular m or n (feminine singular crepusculară, masculine plural crepusculari, feminine and neuter plural crepusculare)

  1. crepuscular

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kɾepuskuˈlaɾ/, [kɾe.pus.kuˈlaɾ]

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crepuscular (plural crepusculares)

  1. crepuscular

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