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dusky adj
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]

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  • /'dʌskiː/

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Adjective

  1. Dimly lit, as at dusk (evening).
    I like it when it is dusky, just before the street lights come on.
  2. A shade of color that is rather dark.
    The dusky rose was of a muted color, not clashing with any of the other colors.

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