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dusk

 (dŭsk)
n.
The darker stage of twilight, especially in the evening.
adj.
Tending to darkness; dusky.
intr. & tr.v. dusked, dusk·ing, dusks
To become or make dark or dusky.

[From Middle English, dark, alteration of Old English dox.]

dusk

(dʌsk)
n
1. twilight or the darker part of twilight
2. poetic gloom; shade
adj
poetic shady; gloomy
vb
poetic to make or become dark
[Old English dox; related to Old Saxon dosan brown, Old High German tusin yellow, Norwegian dusmen misty, Latin fuscus dark brown]

dusk1

(dʌsk)

n.
1. the state or period of partial darkness between day and night; the dark part of twilight.
2. partial darkness; shade; gloom.
[1615–25; back formation from dusky]

dusk2

(dʌsk)

adj.
1. tending to darkness; dark.
v.t., v.i.
2. to make or become dusk; darken.
[before 1000; Middle English duske; metathetic alter. of Old English dox dusky, doxian to turn dark; c. Latin. fuscus dark]
dusk′ish, adj.

dusk


Past participle: dusked
Gerund: dusking

Imperative
dusk
dusk
Present
I dusk
you dusk
he/she/it dusks
we dusk
you dusk
they dusk
Preterite
I dusked
you dusked
he/she/it dusked
we dusked
you dusked
they dusked
Present Continuous
I am dusking
you are dusking
he/she/it is dusking
we are dusking
you are dusking
they are dusking
Present Perfect
I have dusked
you have dusked
he/she/it has dusked
we have dusked
you have dusked
they have dusked
Past Continuous
I was dusking
you were dusking
he/she/it was dusking
we were dusking
you were dusking
they were dusking
Past Perfect
I had dusked
you had dusked
he/she/it had dusked
we had dusked
you had dusked
they had dusked
Future
I will dusk
you will dusk
he/she/it will dusk
we will dusk
you will dusk
they will dusk
Future Perfect
I will have dusked
you will have dusked
he/she/it will have dusked
we will have dusked
you will have dusked
they will have dusked
Future Continuous
I will be dusking
you will be dusking
he/she/it will be dusking
we will be dusking
you will be dusking
they will be dusking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dusking
you have been dusking
he/she/it has been dusking
we have been dusking
you have been dusking
they have been dusking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dusking
you will have been dusking
he/she/it will have been dusking
we will have been dusking
you will have been dusking
they will have been dusking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dusking
you had been dusking
he/she/it had been dusking
we had been dusking
you had been dusking
they had been dusking
Conditional
I would dusk
you would dusk
he/she/it would dusk
we would dusk
you would dusk
they would dusk
Past Conditional
I would have dusked
you would have dusked
he/she/it would have dusked
we would have dusked
you would have dusked
they would have dusked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dusk - the time of day immediately following sunsetdusk - the time of day immediately following sunset; "he loved the twilight"; "they finished before the fall of night"
even, evening, eventide, eve - the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall); "he enjoyed the evening light across the lake"
night - a shortening of nightfall; "they worked from morning to night"
time of day, hour - clock time; "the hour is getting late"
Verb1.dusk - become dusk
darken - become dark or darker; "The sky darkened"

dusk

noun
1. twilight, evening, nightfall, sunset, dark, sundown, eventide, gloaming (Scot. or poetic) We arrived home at dusk.
twilight morning, dawn, daybreak, dawning, sunlight, daylight, aurora (poetic), sunup, cockcrow
2. (Poetic) shade, darkness, gloom, obscurity, murk, shadowiness She turned and disappeared into the dusk.

dusk

noun
The period between afternoon and nighttime:
Archaic: even, vesper.
Translations
soumrak
skumringtusmørke
iltahämärä
sumrak
alkonyesthajnalszürkület
ljósaskipti; húm, rökkur
夕暮れ
해질녘
prieblandaprietemasutematamsumas
krēsla
mrak
sumrak
skymning
เวลาเย็นก่อนค่ำ
akşam karanlığıalaca karanlıkalacakaranlık
hoàng hôn

dusk

[dʌsk] N
1. (= nightfall) → anochecer m, atardecer m
at duskal anochecer or atardecer
2. (= gloom) → oscuridad f
in the gathering dusken la creciente oscuridad

dusk

[ˈdʌsk] ncrépuscule m
at dusk → au crépuscule

dusk

n (= twilight)(Abend)dämmerung f; (= gloom)Finsternis f; at/shortly after duskbei/kurz nach Einbruch der Dunkelheit

dusk

[dʌsk] n (twilight) → crepuscolo; (gloom) → (semi)oscurità
at dusk → sul far della sera, al crepuscolo
in the dusk (liter) → nella semioscurità

dusk

(dask) noun
(the time of) partial darkness after the sun sets; twilight.
ˈdusky adjective
dark-coloured.
ˈduskiness noun

dusk

غَسَق soumrak tusmørke Abenddämmerung σούρουπο anochecer iltahämärä crépuscule sumrak crepuscolo 夕暮れ 해질녘 schemering skumring zmierzch anoitecer сумерки skymning เวลาเย็นก่อนค่ำ alacakaranlık hoàng hôn 黄昏
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Then patchwork or towels appeared, and Amy sewed with outward meekness and inward rebellion till dusk, when she was allowed to amuse herself as she liked till teatime.
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When dusk came on, and the new moon hung in the sky, I went quietly to the Harlings' front door with my offering, rang the bell, and then ran away as was the custom.
She struck a match and lit the lamp on the table; it was growing dusk.
Stretching out her long, lank arm, she put a paper of pearl buttons, a jew's-harp, or whatever the small article might be, in its destined place, and straightway vanished back into the dusk, as if the world need never hope for another glimpse of her.
It was often his delight, after his school was dismissed in the afternoon, to stretch himself on the rich bed of clover bordering the little brook that whimpered by his school-house, and there con over old Mather's direful tales, until the gathering dusk of evening made the printed page a mere mist before his eyes.
But it was a comfort that there could be no uneasiness in a connection with anything so beatific as the radiant image of my little girl, the vision of whose angelic beauty had probably more than anything else to do with the restlessness that, before morning, made me several times rise and wander about my room to take in the whole picture and prospect; to watch, from my open window, the faint summer dawn, to look at such portions of the rest of the house as I could catch, and to listen, while, in the fading dusk, the first birds began to twitter, for the possible recurrence of a sound or two, less natural and not without, but within, that I had fancied I heard.
When dusk descended, the whale was still in sight to leeward.
Eliza made her desperate retreat across the river just in the dusk of twilight.
The expression of this sentiment was fiercely written in his face, and stood thus revealed to Roxana by a white glare of lightning which turned the somber dusk of the room into dazzling day at that moment.
At the end of a long twelve or fifteen minutes the wheels stopped, and Tom slipped overboard and swam ashore in the dusk, landing fifty yards down- stream, out of danger of possible stragglers.