crepuscule

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From Middle French crepuscule, from Latin crepusculum.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɹɛp.ʊˌskjuːl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /kɹɪˈpʌs.kjul/, /ˈkɹɛp.əˌskjul/

Noun[edit]

crepuscule (plural crepuscules)

  1. (now rare) Twilight.
    • 1969, Nabokov, Vladimir, Ada or Ardor, Penguin, published 2011, page 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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