duskiness

dusky

[duhs-kee]
adjective, duskier, duskiest.
1.
somewhat dark; having little light; dim; shadowy.
2.
having dark skin.
3.
of a dark color.
4.
gloomy; sad.

Origin:
1550–60; dusk2 + -y1

duskily, adverb
duskiness, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To duskiness
Collins
World English Dictionary
dusky (ˈdʌskɪ)
 
adj , duskier, duskiest
1.  dark in colour; swarthy or dark-skinned
2.  dim
 
'duskily
 
adv
 
'duskiness
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

dusky
1550s, "somewhat dark," from dusk + -y (2).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature