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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.
The twilit opening, and the evocation of a poisonous feeling through the adjective "veneneux," recall the "vil crepuscle" in "Le Reveil du faune," when the faune goes to lake, cuts the reeds, and fantasizes:
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." She asks: "Turn then and look for me here / Stealing the shadows along;/Look for me--I shall be near,/ Deep in the heart of the throng" (p.