HyperDic: dusky

English > 2 senses of the word dusky:
ADJECTIVEalldusky, twilight, twilitlighted by or as if by twilight
alldusky, dark-skinned, swart, swarthynaturally having skin of a dark color
English > dusky: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglighted by or as if by twilight.
Example"The dusky night rides down the sky/And ushers in the morn"-Henry Fielding
Synonymstwilight, twilit
BroaderdarkDevoid of or deficient in light or brightness
Nounsduskthe time of day immediately following sunset
duskinessthe state of being poorly illuminated
English > dusky: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnaturally having skin of a dark color.
Example "gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks"
Synonymsdark-skinned, swart, swarthy
Broaderbrunet, brunettemarked by dark or relatively dark pigmentation of hair or skin or eyes
Usage ofarchaism, archaicismThe use of an archaic expression
Spanishatezado, moreno
Catalanbru, morè
Nounsduskinessa swarthy complexion

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