crepuscule

[ kri-puhs-kyool, krep-uh-skyool ]
/ krɪˈpʌs kyul, ˈkrɛp əˌskyul /

noun

twilight; dusk.

Nearby words

  1. crepon,
  2. creps,
  3. crept,
  4. crepuscular,
  5. crepuscular ray,
  6. crepy,
  7. cres,
  8. cres.,
  9. crescas,
  10. crescendo

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

crepuscule

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper