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[kri-puhs-kyuh-ler] /krɪˈpʌs kyə lər/

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

appearing or active at twilight
Word Origin

Latin crepusculum
Usage Note


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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    noun 1. a twilight ray of sunlight shining through breaks in high clouds and illuminating dust particles in the air.

  • Crepuscule

    [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.

  • Crepy

    [krey-pee] /ˈkreɪ pi/ adjective, crepier, crepiest. 1. (especially of the skin) having a wrinkled surface: crepey eyelids. 2. like crepe or crepe paper: a thin, crepey skirt. /ˈkreɪpɪ/ adjective -ier, -iest 1. (esp of the skin) having a dry wrinkled appearance like crepe

  • Cres.

    Music. 1. . abbreviation 1. Crescent crescent

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