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cre·pus·cu·lar

 (krĭ-pŭs′kyə-lər)
adj.
1. Of or like twilight; dim: "the period's crepuscular charm and a waning of the intense francophilia that used to shape the art market" (Wall Street Journal).
2.
a. Active primarily at dawn or dusk or both. Used of animals.
b. Occurring at dawn or dusk or both: crepuscular foraging; a crepuscular stroll through the park.

crepuscular

(krɪˈpʌskjʊlə) or

crepusculous

adj
1. of or like twilight; dim
2. (Zoology) (of certain insects, birds, and other animals) active at twilight or just before dawn
[C17: from Latin crepusculum dusk, from creper dark]

cre•pus•cu•lar

(krɪˈpʌs kyə lər)

adj.
1. of or resembling twilight; dim.
2. active in the twilight, as certain insects.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crepuscular - like twilight; dim; "the evening's crepuscular charm"
dark - devoid of or deficient in light or brightness; shadowed or black; "sitting in a dark corner"; "a dark day"; "dark shadows"; "dark as the inside of a black cat"
Translations

crepuscular

[krɪˈpʌskjʊləʳ] ADJ (liter) → crepuscular

crepuscular

[krɪˈpʌskjʊr] adj (literary)crépusculaire

crepuscular

adj (liter)dämmerig; crepuscular animals (Zool) → Dämmerungstiere pl
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If Beckett's plays, as crepuscularly grey as after sunset and the end of the world, want to exorcise circus colors, they yet remain true to them in that the plays are indeed performed on stage and it is well known how much their antiheros were inspired by clowns and slapstick cinema.