- somewhat dark; having little light; dim; shadowy.
- Older Use: Chiefly Literary. having dark skin.
- of a dark color.
- gloomy; sad.
Origin of dusky
Related Words for duskinessdarkness, dusk, murkiness, sunset, blackness, night, dimness, twilight, sundown
Examples from the Web for duskiness
Historical Examples of duskiness
But all the ways of the owl are ways of softness and duskiness.Bird Stories from Burroughs
Was it the duskiness of the evening, or passion, that made his face so dark?Trevethlan: Volume 1
William Davy Watson
At last our old friend, the brook, peeped out again from the duskiness, and we pitched our camp on the bank.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)
He remarked the hat she wore, and the delicacy of a little ear against her hair's duskiness.Cynthia
Her eyes, over which heavy lashes drooped diffidently, were bafflingly deep, as with rich colour drowned in duskiness.The Roof Tree
Charles Neville Buck
- dark in colour; swarthy or dark-skinned