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 (krĭ-pŭs′kyo͞ol) also cre·pus·cle (-pŭs′əl)

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin crepusculum, from creper, dark.]


(ˈkrɛpəsəl; krɪˈpʌsəl) or


literary twilight
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crepuscle - the time of day immediately following sunsetcrepuscle - 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"
References in periodicals archive ?
La nit, que ens xuclaria mar endins i no gosa, ha esfullat aquest dia amb crepuscle de rosa.
In "In the Rain," Tomson describes the ghostly shapes moving through rainy London streets: "Figures, fantastical, grim- / Figures, prosaical, tame, / Each with chameleon-stain, / Dun in the crepuscle dim, / Red in the nimbus of flame- / Glance through the veil of the rain," and promises "I shall come back from the dead.
Translations of passages from Correspondance in edite, Le crepuscle des vieux, and Les Grands cimetieres sous la lune, as well as the second part of the quotation from Sous le soleil de Satan found on pages 111-12 (see note 6 below), are mine.