Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Definitions for crepuscular
- of, relating to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct.
- Zoology. appearing or active in the twilight, as certain bats and insects.
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Citations for crepuscular
The whisper of his conviction seemed to open before me a vast and uncertain expanse, as of a crepuscular horizon on a plain at dawn—or was it, perchance, at the coming of the night?
As a young man, he liked a crepuscular light and began painting moody landscapes with a strong symbolist aura.
Origin of crepuscular
Crepuscular is related to the Latin term creper meaning "obscure; dark." It entered English in the mid-1600s.