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Definitions of dusky

  1. Duskiness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2. Duskily. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. lighted by or as if by twilight; "The dusky night rides down the sky/And ushers in the morn"-Henry Fielding; "the twilight glow of the sky"; "a boat on a twilit river" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. naturally having skin of a dark color; "a dark-skinned beauty"; "gold earrings gleamed against her dusky cheeks"; "a smile on his swarthy face"; "`swart' is archaic" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Tending to blackness in color; partially black; dark-colored; not bright; as, a dusky brown. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Gloomy; sad; melancholy. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Partially dark; tending to blackness; as, a dusky complexion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Partially dark or obscure: dark-colored: sad: gloomy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Some what dark; dim; obscure; swarthy. dusk. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Partially dark or obscure; dark-coloured; gloomy; sad; intellectually clouded. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Partially dark; obscure; gloomy; overcast. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for dusky

  1. That still remains when the dusky hair is changed to white, when the glow is turned to shadows in the eyes, when the lithe form is bent. – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  2. It was after sunset, and the room, back from the windows, was dusky – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
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