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dusk·y

 (dŭs′kē)
adj. dusk·i·er, dusk·i·est
1. Having low diffused light; dim or shadowy.
2. Rather dark in color: dusky blue. See Synonyms at dark.

dusk′i·ly adv.
dusk′i·ness n.

dusky

(ˈdʌskɪ)
adj, duskier or duskiest
1. dark in colour; swarthy or dark-skinned
2. dim
ˈduskily adv
ˈduskiness n

dusk•y

(ˈdʌs ki)

adj. dusk•i•er, dusk•i•est.
1. somewhat dark; dimly lit; shadowy.
2. having dark skin.
3. of a dark color.
4. gloomy; sad.
[1550–60; dusk2 + -y1]
dusk′i•ly, adv.
dusk′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dusky - lighted by or as if by twilightdusky - lighted by or as if by twilight; "The dusky night rides down the sky/And ushers in the morn"-Henry Fielding; "the twilight glow of the sky"; "a boat on a twilit river"
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"
2.dusky - naturally having skin of a dark color; "a dark-skinned beauty"; "gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks"; "a smile on his swarthy face"; "`swart' is archaic"
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
brunet, brunette - marked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes; "a brunette beauty"

dusky

adjective
1. dim, twilight, shady, shadowy, gloomy, murky, cloudy, overcast, crepuscular, darkish, twilit, tenebrous, caliginous (archaic) He was walking down the road one dusky evening.
2. dark, swarthy, dark-complexioned I could see dusky girls with flowers about their necks.

dusky

adjective
1. Deficient in brightness:
2. Somewhat black:
3. Of a complexion tending toward brown or black:
Translations
قاتِم اللوْن
temný
dystermørkmørkladen
myrkur; dökkleitur; drungalegur
koyucaloş

dusky

[ˈdʌskɪ] ADJ [pink, blue] → oscuro; [complexion] → moreno

dusky

[ˈdʌski] adj [evening] → sombre
dusky pink → vieux rose

dusky

adj (+er) (liter) room, evening, skin, colourdunkel; persondunkelhäutig; lightschwach; the light in the room was duskyes war dämmerig im Zimmer; dusky pinkaltrosa

dusky

[ˈdʌskɪ] adj (complexion, room, light) → scuro/a
dusky pink → rosa antico inv

dusk

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