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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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Word Origin and History for crepuscule

n.

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

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