- tending to darkness; dark.
- to make or become dusk; darken.
Origin of dusk2
Examples from the Web for dusked
But while we have been going about looking at one view and another, the day has dusked.The N Plays of Japan
Blue-grey light from between the venetian blinds just dusked the room.The Return
Walter de la Mare
He rode back; and the evening dusked along the wooded roads.The Twilight of the Souls
Above him a column ascended, bluely spiral, dusked with shadow.The Divine Adventure etc. (Works vol. 4)
For neither is the Church of God such as it may not be dusked with some spot, or asketh not sometime reparation.The Apology of the Church of England
- twilight or the darker part of twilight
- poetic gloom; shade
- poetic shady; gloomy
- poetic to make or become dark
Word Origin and History for dusked
c.1200, dosk "obscure, to become dark," perhaps from Old English dox "dark-haired, dark from the absence of light" (cognate with Swedish duska "be misty," Latin fuscus "dark," Sanskrit dhusarah "dust-colored;" also cf. Old English dosan "chestnut-brown," Old High German tusin "pale yellow") with transposition of -k- and -s-, perhaps via a Northumbrian variant (cf. colloquial ax for ask). But OED notes that "few of our words in -sk are of OE origin." A color word originally; the sense of "twilight" is recorded from 1620s.