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Dusk

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English dosk, duske (dusky, adj.), from Old English dox (dark, swarthy), from Proto-Germanic *duskaz (dark, smoky), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰuh₂s- (compare Old Irish donn (dark), Latin fuscus (dark, dusky), Sanskrit धूसर (dhūsara, dust-colored)), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewh₂- (smoke, mist, haze). More at dye. Related to dust.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dʌsk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌsk

NounEdit

dusk (countable and uncountable, plural dusks)

  1. A period of time at the end of day when the sun is below the horizon but before the full onset of night, especially the darker part of twilight.
  2. A darkish colour.
  3. The condition of being dusky; duskiness

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dusk (third-person singular simple present dusks, present participle dusking, simple past and past participle dusked)

  1. (intransitive) To begin to lose light or whiteness; to grow dusk.
  2. (transitive) To make dusk.

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AdjectiveEdit

dusk (comparative dusker, superlative duskest)

  1. Tending to darkness or blackness; moderately dark or black; dusky.

See alsoEdit

  • dusk at OneLook Dictionary Search

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dusk

  1. Alternative form of dosk