crepuscle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crepuscle the time of day immediately following sunset "he loved the twilight","they finished before the fall of night"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crepuscle Twilight.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crepuscle Twilight; the light of the morning from the first dawn to sunrise, and of the evening from sunset to darkness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Crepuscle twilight
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. crepusculum, fr. creper, dusky, dark: cf. F. crépuscule,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. crepusculumcreper, dusky, obscure.

Usage

In literature:

Appalled, the girl sprang from her chair and groped her way to the scuttle through a crepuscle resembling late twilight.
"Nobody" by Louis Joseph Vance
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