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crepuscule

[kri-puhs-kyool, krep-uh-skyool]
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noun
  1. twilight; dusk.
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Also cre·pus·cle [kri-puhs-uh l] /krɪˈpʌs əl/.

Origin of crepuscule

1350–1400; < Latin crepuscul(um), equivalent to crepus- (akin to creper obscure) + -culum -cule1
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Related Words for crepuscule

sunset, sundown, dusk, gloom, obscurity, dark, blackness, twilight, vespers, eve, eventide, crepuscule, black, duskiness, murk, murkiness, eclipse, shadiness, dimness, shade

Word Origin and History for crepuscule

n.

late 14c., from Old French crépuscule (13c.), from Latin crepusculum.

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