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.

Origin of dusky

First recorded in 1550–60; dusk2 + -y1
Related formsdusk·i·ly, adverbdusk·i·ness, noun
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dusky

/ (ˈdʌskɪ) /

adjective duskier or duskiest

dark in colour; swarthy or dark-skinned
dim
Derived Formsduskily, adverbduskiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for dusky

dusky


adj.

1550s, "somewhat dark," from dusk + -y (2). Related: Duskiness.

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