Dusk meaning

dŭsk
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Tending to darkness; dusky.
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(old poet.) Dark in color; dusky; shadowy.
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The time of evening when it is beginning to get dark; dim part of twilight.
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Gloom; dusky quality.
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To make or become dusky or shadowy.
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A period of time occurring at the end of the day during which the sun sets.
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A darkish colour.
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(intransitive) To begin to lose light or whiteness; to grow dusk.
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Tending to darkness or blackness; moderately dark or black; dusky.
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Dusk is defined as the time of day when it is defined as just starting to get dark.

An example of dusk is around 7 p.m. in the summer.

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The darker stage of twilight, especially in the evening.
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To become or make dark or dusky.
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To make dusk.
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Origin of dusk

  • From Middle English dark alteration of Old English dox

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English dosk, duske (adj., “dusky”), from Old English dox (“dark, swarthy”), from Proto-Germanic *duskaz (“dark, smoky”), from Proto-Indo-European *dhūs (cf. Old Irish donn 'dark', Latin fuscus 'dark, dusky', Sanskrit dhūsaras 'dust-colored'), from *dhū, dheu- 'to smoke, dust'. More at dye. Related to dust.

    From Wiktionary