From Middle English dosk, duske (“dusky”, adj.), from Old English dox (“dark, swarthy”), from Proto-Germanic *duskaz (“dark, smoky”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰuh₂s- (compare Old Irish donn (“dark”), Latin fuscus (“dark, dusky”), Sanskrit धूसर (dhūsara, “dust-colored”)), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewh₂- (“smoke, mist, haze”). More at dye. Related to dust.
- A period of time at the end of day when the sun is below the horizon but before the full onset of night, especially the darker part of twilight.
- A darkish colour.
- (times of day) time of day; dawn, morning, noon/midday, afternoon, dusk, evening, night, midnight (Category: en:Times of day)
- (intransitive) To begin to lose light or whiteness; to grow dusk.
- (transitive) To make dusk.
- Tending to darkness or blackness; moderately dark or black; dusky.
- 1671, John Milton, “Book the First”, in Paradise Regain’d. A Poem. In IV Books. To which is Added, Samson Agonistes, London: […] J. M[acock] for John Starkey […], OCLC 228732398:
- A pathless desert, dusk with horrid shades.
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- Alternative form of