- (British) IPA: /dʌsk/
- 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.
- A darkish colour.
- Whose dusk set off the whiteness of the skin.
- French: crépuscule
- German: Abenddämmerung
- Italian: crepuscolo, tramonto
- Portuguese: pôr do sol, crepúsculo, ocaso, anoitecer
- Russian: су́мерки
- Spanish: ocaso
dusk (dusks, present participle dusking; past and past participle dusked)
- (intransitive) To begin to lose light or whiteness; to grow dusk.
, Alfred Edward Housman, More Poems ↗, XXXIII, lines 25-27
- I see the air benighted
- And all the dusking dales,
- And lamps in England lighted,
- (transitive) To make dusk.
- After the sun is up, that shadow which dusketh the light of the moon must needs be under the earth.
dusk (comparative dusker, superlative duskest)
- Tending to darkness or blackness; moderately dark or black; dusky.
- 1671, John Milton, “Book the First”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: Printed by J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398 ↗:
- A pathless desert, dusk with horrid shades.