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Meaning of DUSKY

Pronunciation:  'duskee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  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)
  2. [adj]  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"
 

DUSKY is a 5 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: brunet, brunette, dark, dark-skinned, swart, swarthy, twilight(a), twilit
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Dusk"y\, a.
1. Partially dark or obscure; not luminous; dusk; as, a dusky
   valley.

         Through dusky lane and wrangling mart. --Keble.

2. Tending to blackness in color; partially black;
   dark-colored; not bright; as, a dusky brown. --Bacon.

         When Jove in dusky clouds involves the sky.
                                               --Dryden.

         The figure of that first ancestor invested by family
         tradition with a dim and dusky grandeur.
                                               --Hawthorne.

3. Gloomy; sad; melancholy.

         This dusky scene of horror, this melancholy
         prospect.                             --Bentley.

4. Intellectually clouded.

         Though dusky wits dare scorn astrology. --Sir P.
                                               Sidney.

 
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 Related Terms: acheronian, ambiguous, amphibological, black, blackish, bleak, brunet, caliginous, cheerless, crepuscular, dark, dark-colored, dark-complexioned, darkish, dark-skinned, 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
 

 

 

 

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