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Definition of "dusk" []

  • The darker stage of twilight, especially in the evening. (noun)
  • Tending to darkness; dusky. (adjective)
  • To become or make dark or dusky. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dusk" in a sentence
  • "You can also try your hand at paddling through Kayak Pittsburgh, which offers free kayaking 4 p.m. to dusk Monday-Friday in Lake Elizabeth on Pittsburgh's North Side, near the National Aviary (10 a. m.-dusk Saturday and Sunday, $5 per boat)."
  • "COME, for the dusk is our own; let us fare forth together,"
  • "Even when dusk is descending, he is never ready to leave."