Definition of Crepuscular

1. Adjective. Like twilight; dim. "The evening's crepuscular charm"

Similar to: Dark
Derivative terms: Crepuscle, Crepuscule



Definition of Crepuscular

1. a. Pertaining to twilight; glimmering; hence, imperfectly clear or luminous.

Definition of Crepuscular

1. Adjective. Of or resembling twilight; dim ¹

2. Adjective. (zoology) active at or around dusk, dawn or twilight ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crepuscular

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Crepuscular

1. Pertaining to a twilight state of consciousness. Origin: L. Crepusculum, twilight (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Crepuscular

crepitate
crepitated
crepitates
crepitating
crepitation
crepitation rale
crepitations
crepitous
crepitus
creplach
crepon
crepons
crept
crepuscle
crepuscles
crepuscular (current term)
crepuscular ray
crepuscular rays
crepuscularities
crepuscularity
crepuscularly
crepuscule
crepuscules
crepusculine
crepusculous
crepusculum
crepy
crerarite
cresc
crescence

Literary usage of Crepuscular

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Complete Course of Meteorology by Ludwig Friedrich Kämtz, Léon Louis Chrétien Lalanne, Charles Martins (1845)
"crepuscular RAYS.—When a cloud intercepts the light of a part of the atmosphere, it projects a ... It is commonly said that crepuscular rays announce rain, ..."

2. Nature by Norman Lockyer, Nature Publishing Group (1875)
"... I am inclined to infer that G. odoratissima is more adapted to fertilisation by crepuscular and nocturnal than by diurnal Lepidoptera. FIG. 58. ..."

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