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Saturday, October 12, 2002

Definitions for crepuscular

  1. of, relating to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct.
  2. Zoology. appearing or active in the twilight, as certain bats and insects.

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Citations for crepuscular
The whisper of his conviction seemed to open before me a vast and uncertain expanse, as of a crepuscular horizon on a plain at dawn—or was it, perchance, at the coming of the night? Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim, 1900
As a young man, he liked a crepuscular light and began painting moody landscapes with a strong symbolist aura. Mark Stevens, "Mondrian's Century," New York, October 9, 1995
Origin of crepuscular
1660-1670
Crepuscular is related to the Latin term creper meaning "obscure; dark." It entered English in the mid-1600s.