Crepuscular



[kri-puhs-kyuh-ler] /krɪˈpʌs kyə lər/

adjective
1.
of, relating to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct.
2.
Zoology. appearing or active in the twilight, as certain bats and insects.
/krɪˈpʌskjʊlə/
adjective
1.
of or like twilight; dim
2.
(of certain insects, birds, and other animals) active at twilight or just before dawn
adjective

appearing or active at twilight
Word Origin

Latin crepusculum
Usage Note

zoology
adj.

figurative use from 1660s; literal use from 1755, from Latin crepusculum “twilight, dusk,” from creper “dusky,” of unknown origin. Especially of evening twilight.

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    [kri-puhs-kyool, krep-uh-skyool] /krɪˈpʌs kyul, ˈkrɛp əˌskyul/ noun 1. twilight; dusk. n. late 14c., from Old French crépuscule (13c.), from Latin crepusculum.



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