Dusk



[duhsk] /dʌsk/

noun
1.
the state or period of partial darkness between day and night; the dark part of twilight.
2.
partial darkness; shade; gloom:
She was barely visible in the dusk of the room.
[duhsk] /dʌsk/
adjective
1.
tending to darkness; dark.
verb (used with or without object)
2.
to make or become dusk; darken.
/dʌsk/
noun
1.
twilight or the darker part of twilight
2.
(poetic) gloom; shade
adjective
3.
(poetic) shady; gloomy
verb
4.
(poetic) to make or become dark
n.

c.1200, dosk “obscure, to become dark,” perhaps from Old English dox “dark-haired, dark from the absence of light” (cognate with Swedish duska “be misty,” Latin fuscus “dark,” Sanskrit dhusarah “dust-colored;” also cf. Old English dosan “chestnut-brown,” Old High German tusin “pale yellow”) with transposition of -k- and -s-, perhaps via a Northumbrian variant (cf. colloquial ax for ask). But OED notes that “few of our words in -sk are of OE origin.” A color word originally; the sense of “twilight” is recorded from 1620s.

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