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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. like twilight; dim;
- Example: "the evening's crepuscular charm"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crepuscular \Cre*pus"cu*lar\ (-k?-l?r), Crepusculous \Cre*pus"cu*lous\ (-l?s), a. [Cf. F. cr['e]pusculaire.] 1. Pertaining to twilight; glimmering; hence, imperfectly clear or luminous. [1913 Webster] This semihistorical and crepuscular period. --Sir G. C. Lewis. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) Flying in the twilight or evening, or before sunrise; -- said certain birds and insects. [1913 Webster] Others feed only in the twilight, as bats and owls, and are called crepuscular. --Whewell. [1913 Webster]




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