Dusk (?), a. [OE. dusc, dosc, deosc; cf. dial. Sw. duska to drizzle, dusk a slight shower. .]

Tending to darkness or blackness; moderately dark or black; dusky.

A pathless desert, dusk with horrid shades. Milton.

 

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Dusk, n.

1.

Imperfect obscurity; a middle degree between light and darkness; twilight; as, the dusk of the evening.

2.

A darkish color.

Whose duck set off the whiteness of the skin. Dryden.

 

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Dusk, v. t.

To make dusk.

[Archaic]

After the sun is up, that shadow which dusketh the light of the moon must needs be under the earth.

Holland.

 

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Dusk, v. i.

To grow dusk.

[R.]

Chaucer.

 

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