[ kri-puhs-kyuh-ler ]
/ krɪˈpʌs kyə lər /


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

Origin of crepuscular

First recorded in 1660–70; crepuscule + -ar1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for crepuscular


/ (krɪˈpʌskjʊlə) /


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

Word Origin for crepuscular

C17: from Latin crepusculum dusk, from creper dark
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