crepuscule

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From Middle French crepuscule, from Latin crepusculum.

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crepuscule (plural crepuscules)

  1. (now rare) Twilight.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, p. 54:
      Van watched them with the same pleasurable awe he had experienced as a child, when, lost in the purple crepuscule of an Italian hotel garden, in an alley of cypresses, he supposed they were golden ghouls or the passing fancies of the garden.

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