dusky

[ duhs-kee ]
/ ˈdʌs ki /

adjective, dusk·i·er, dusk·i·est.

somewhat dark; having little light; dim; shadowy.
Older Use: Chiefly Literary. having dark skin.
of a dark color.
gloomy; sad.

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Origin of dusky

First recorded in 1550–60; dusk2 + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM dusky

dusk·i·ly, adverbdusk·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dusky

dusky
/ (ˈdʌskɪ) /

adjective duskier or duskiest

dark in colour; swarthy or dark-skinned
dim

Derived forms of dusky

duskily, adverbduskiness, noun
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