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
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dusky (ˈdʌskɪ)
 
adj , duskier, duskiest
1.  dark in colour; swarthy or dark-skinned
2.  dim
 
'duskily
 
adv
 
'duskiness
 
n

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dusky
1550s, "somewhat dark," from dusk + -y (2).
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Example sentences
Their dark dorsal hair and the dusky tint on their wings near the body are
  designed to absorb light energy efficiently.
In duty-free shops across the region, its dusky, blue-tinted bottles are the
  arak of choice.
Females are darker than males, with dusky spotting, and never become totally
  white.
Costa's generally plainer on throat and underparts, without dusky throat
  spotting.
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