Dusk"y (?), a.

1.

Partially dark or obscure; not luminous; dusk; as, a dusky valley.

Through dusky lane and wrangling mart. Keble.

2.

Tending to blackness in color; partially black; dark-colored; not bright; as, a dusky brown.

Bacon.

When Jove in dusky clouds involves the sky. Dryden.

The figure of that first ancestor invested by family tradition with a dim and dusky grandeur. Hawthorne.

3.

Gloomy; sad; melancholy.

This dusky scene of horror, this melancholy prospect. Bentley.

4.

Intellectually clouded.

Though dusky wits dare scorn astrology. Sir P. Sidney.

 

© Webster 1913.

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