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View synonyms for crepuscular

crepuscular

[ kri-puhs-kyuh-ler ]

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct.
  2. Zoology. appearing or active in the twilight, as certain bats and insects.


crepuscular

/ krɪˈpʌskjʊlə /

adjective

  1. of or like twilight; dim
  2. (of certain insects, birds, and other animals) active at twilight or just before dawn


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Word History and Origins

Origin of crepuscular1

First recorded in 1660–70; crepuscule + -ar 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of crepuscular1

C17: from Latin crepusculum dusk, from creper dark
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Example Sentences

At other times — like when your crepuscular cat gets the zoomies at dawn and knocks something breakable off a shelf as it rushes by — you start to wonder whether it was a good idea to let an animal into your home.

This crepuscular conflict requires a new vocabulary and a familiarity with a new type of history.

His face, as far as I could see in the green-grey crepuscular atmosphere of the apartment, was expressionless.

It is blended twilight of intellect and sensation; it is the crepuscular of thought.

His slightly crepuscular eyes took on the sheen of mica; the color ran high in her face, and her lips parted.

There is indeed something infinitely charming in the crepuscular moments of the human mind.

The stillness of the crepuscular hall seemed to palpitate with the woman's breath.

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