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crepuscular

[ kri-puhs-kyuh-ler ]
/ krɪˈpʌs kyə lər /
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adjective
of, relating to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct.
Zoology. appearing or active in the twilight, as certain bats and insects.

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How Does The Word "Crepuscular" Relate To Nighttime?

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Origin of crepuscular

First recorded in 1660–70; crepuscule + -ar1

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British Dictionary definitions for crepuscular

crepuscular
/ (krɪˈpʌskjʊlə) /

adjective
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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