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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
References in classic literature ?
Her eyes as stars of Twilight fair; Like Twilight's, too, her dusky hair; But all things else about her drawn From May-time and the cheerful Dawn; A dancing Shape, an Image gay, To haunt, to startle, and way-lay.
Philosophically considered, therefore, the two passions seem essentially the same, except that one happens to be seen in a celestial radiance, and the other in a dusky and lurid glow.
I had read Byron's imitation of him before that, and admired it prodigiously, and when my father got me the book--as usual I did not know where or how he got it--not all the tall forms that moved before the eyes of haunted bards in the dusky vale of autumn could have kept me from it.
No less a portion of such homely witchcraft was requisite to reclaim, as it were, Phoebe's waste, cheerless, and dusky chamber, which had been untenanted so long--except by spiders, and mice, and rats, and ghosts--that it was all overgrown with the desolation which watches to obliterate every trace of man's happier hours.
It was now the beginning of winter, and I never saw a more cheerless prospect; the dusky woods, piebald with snow, could be only seen indistinctly, through a drizzling hazy atmosphere.
Every one was disposed to be kind to little Ellen Mingott, though her dusky red cheeks and tight curls gave her an air of gaiety that seemed unsuitable in a child who should still have been in black for her parents.
The society is - er - not congenial - I allude of course to our hosts - and the attentions of these unwashed, and I am afraid I must say unclothed, ladies of dusky complexion is to say the least of it embarrassing.
Ay, the beast is no sloth," continued the trapper in the Teton language, as if he continued the discourse, edging cautiously through the dusky throng at the same time, until he found himself riding at the side of Paul.
So I see her still, so I see her best: facing the flame from her straight chair in the dusky, shining room, a large clean image of the "put away"-- of drawers closed and locked and rest without a remedy.
She had wandered about the woods by the river's brink all day, and then, when evening fell and the grey twilight spread its dusky robe upon the waters, she stretched her arms out to the silent river that had known her sorrow and her joy.
pow-wows, while Diana and Fred, and many other gay couples, loitered along the dusky, starlit country roads, there was a queer, lonely ache in her heart which she could not explain away.
Ah, I am sad along with thee, thou dusky monster, and angry with myself even for thy sake.