1 lighted by or as if by twilight; "The dusky night rides down the sky/And ushers in the morn"-Henry Fielding; "the twilight glow of the sky"; "a boat on a twilit river" [syn: twilight(a), twilit]
2 naturally having skin of a dark color; "a dark-skinned beauty"; "gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks"; "a smile on his swarthy face"; "`swart' is archaic" [syn: dark-skinned, swart, swarthy] [also: duskiest, duskier]
- Dimly lit, as at dusk
- I like it when it is dusky, just before the street lights come on.
- A shade of color that is rather dark.
- The dusky rose was of a muted color, not clashing with any of the other colors.
acheronian, ambiguous, amphibological, black, blackish, bleak, brunet, caliginous, cheerless, crepuscular, dark, dark-colored, dark-complexioned, dark-skinned, darkish, darksome, desolate, dim, dimmish, dimpsy, dismal, double-edged, double-faced, drear, dusk, ebony, equivocal, evening, evensong, funereal, gloomy, grave, joyless, murk, murksome, murky, nigrescent, nubilous, obscure, opaque, sable, sad, semidark, shadowy, shady, sibylline, sober, somber, sombrous, subfusc, sunsetty, swart, swarth, swarthy, tenebrous, twilight, twilighty, unilluminated, unlit, vesper, vespertine