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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dusk mean? 

DUSK (noun)
  The noun DUSK has 1 sense:

1. the time of day immediately following sunset

  Familiarity information: DUSK used as a noun is very rare.

DUSK (verb)
  The verb DUSK has 1 sense:

1. become dusk

  Familiarity information: DUSK used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DUSK (noun)

Sense 1dusk [BACK TO TOP]


The time of day immediately following sunset

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations


crepuscle; twilight; nightfall; gloaming; gloam; evenfall; dusk; crepuscule; fall

Context examples:

he loved the twilight / they finished before the fall of night

Hypernyms ("dusk" is a kind of...):

hour; time of day (clock time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "dusk"):

night (a shortening of nightfall)

Holonyms ("dusk" is a part of...):

eve; even; evening; eventide (the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall))

DUSK (verb)

Sense 1dusk [BACK TO TOP]


Become dusk

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "dusk" is one way to...):

darken (become dark or darker)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

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